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.
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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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