*Does not appear in the 1856 Ceylon Almanac Estate records but is listed in the first available FD record of 1870. Shown as Abandoned till the late 1880s afterwhich it is listed under Sinnapittia.
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Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka’s first tea estate, 19 acre Loolecondera Estate, marking the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon.
The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade
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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