History of Ceylon Tea

Not often is it that men have the heart, when their one great industry is ruined, to rear up in a few years another
as rich to take its place: and the tea fields of Ceylon are as true a monument to courage as is the lion of Waterloo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

FEATURES

Industry-related articles, appreciations and archival material

History of Ceylon Tea website enter...

The History of Ceylon Tea (HOCT) website, an ambitious industry service project launched by Dilmah Tea more than two years ago, will enter a new phase foll..

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The History of tea and cricket in S...

By David Colin-ThoméEditorJune 2002 In Sri Lanka, the relevance of tea to the game of cricket extends further than that of a twenty-minute break th..

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Walk in the Green Valley - Lionel L...

Perhaps you are sipping a cup of coffee, or would it be the nectar from the two leaves and a bud? I hope so. Then, come along with me, hold my hand, and jo..

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Days of Wine and Roses - Delerine M...

Moiya Hazell recalls what it was like to be born in “Ceylon” and live a carefree life on a tea plantation in “Ceylon” over half a c..

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PHOTO ALBUM

Contemporary and historical photographs of one of the world’s great industries

ESTATE REGISTER

An interactive database of all the tea plantations in Sri Lanka. E&OE.

Gleneerse
Post Town - Puwakpiitya
District - Kelani Valley
Established - 1920
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Wootten
Post Town - Dimbula
District - Dimbula
Established - 1880
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Uva Highlands
Post Town - Bandarawela, Ha..
District - Badulla
Established - 1920
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VIDEO LIBRARY

Video interviews and industry-related footage including select material from YouTube

PROFILES

Interactive pages devoted to individual tea planters and tea men

Graham M Smith
Country of Residence -
Present Status -
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L. C. Pereira
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Present Status -
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D.Albert Vitharne
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Present Status -
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FERGUSONS’

Scanned copies of the Ferguson’s Directories ranging from 1871 to 1930

1904 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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1893 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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1922 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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1931 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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DARRAWELLA CLUB

A section dedicated to the Dickoya & Maskeliya Cricket Club (DMCC) featuring its extensive collection of memorabilia

RECENT COMMENTS

Comments from the interactive Estate Register & Profiles

PUBLICATIONS

Scanned copies of historical industry-related documents and publications

Title - PLANTERS ASSOCIATION RE..

Publication Date - 1952

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Title - MINUTES OF THE PLANTERS..

Publication Date - 1928

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Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1935/36

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Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1920/21

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forum

A place to chat about Ceylon Tea or rekindle a memorable past with long-lost colleagues

The Radella Club - The phoenix rises ...

Here is an article that shows club in recent times accompanied by an article.http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/09/04/fea21.asp

May 26, 2012, 11:50:38 PM

The Bracegirdle Incident

Sri Lanka’s Independence and the Bracegirdle incidentVinod MOONESINGHE, 30 April 2011As the working people of Sri Lanka prepare to celebrate anoth...

May 05, 2011, 07:04:00 AM

Estate planter is country’s unsung hero

Well said R. Dahanayake and very true! Makes me pleased that I was a planter once. 

February 15, 2011, 12:59:32 AM

Man's injustice to man!

This incident occurred in either the Kahawatta or Upcot and comes to you second hand.Towards the end of a “party” at an SD’s bungalow something oc...

February 15, 2011, 12:51:25 AM

Tales from the Thotum – The Dark Side

Tales from the Thotum – The Dark SideThe sylvan surroundings, bracing climate and majestic mesmerizing landscapes of the tea estates in the planta...

February 10, 2011, 06:03:34 AM

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