Halwatura

Employee History

Name
Year
Designation
1970 - 1971
Manager
1964 - 1965
Asst. Manager
1963 - 1963
Senior Asst. Superintendent
1962 - 1962
Senior Asst. Superintendent
1954 - 1954
Actg. Superintendent
1953 - 1953
Asst. Superintendent
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Historical Events

1867 – First Tea Estate in Sri Lanka was Born

1867 – First Tea Estate in Sri Lanka was Born

Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka’s first tea estate, 19 acre Loolecondera Estate, marking the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon.

1873 – First Shipment of Ceylon Tea arrives in London

1873 – First Shipment of Ceylon Tea arrives in London

The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade

1883 – First Public Tea Auction was Held in Colombo

1883 – First Public Tea Auction was Held in Colombo

The first public Colombo Tea Auction was held at the premises of Somerville & Co. under the auspice of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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