Appears as Loolecondoore in 1856 Ceylon Almanac, Lool Condura in 1871-72 FD, Loole Condura in 1880-81, Loole Condera in 1883-84, Loolecondera in 1905 (Current spelling)
Included Naranghena, Waloya, Gonavy & Codagalla
2600 - 5500 ft
Estate & Planter data only covers the period from 1870 to 1929 with some gaps in-between as not all records were available. Pre 1870 and post 1929 updates will be made in due course.
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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