Kotiyagalla

Employee History

Name
Year
Designation
2003 - 2006
Manager
1997 - 2003
Group Manager
1975 - 1975
Actg. Superintendent
1973 - 1985
Superintendent
1970 - 1975
Senior Asst. Superintendent
1966 - 1969
Senior Asst. Superintendent
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Owners

Name
Year
1925 - 1930
1920 - 1930
1883 - 1914
1883 - 1906
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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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