A strict disciplinarian and taskmaster in early planting days

A strict disciplinarian and taskmaster in early planting days

by 18 September, 2011 0

As the Ceylon Planters’ Society celebrates its Golden Jubilee this month, a veteran planter recalls his grandfather’s time as a pioneer rubber planter in the heyday of British colonialism when Europeans controlled the industry. John Perera was born into a middle-class family in Matara and moved to Matale during the coffee boom of the 1880s […]

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CPS colossi who strode the halls of Daytona

CPS colossi who strode the halls of Daytona

by 28 August, 2010 0

By Steve A. Morrell The Ceylon Planters’ Society (CPS) since about 1936 had its nerve center at ‘Daytona’ in Ampitiya, Kandy. That was where CPS history was made, where planters mapped their strategies to joust with and sometimes overwhelm their managers ensconced in the Colombo Fort offices of the so-called Agency Houses. Daytona was a […]

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Ceylon Planters’ Society’s 69th AGM Exodus: Ageing plantation management losing talent war

Ceylon Planters’ Society’s 69th AGM Exodus: Ageing plantation management losing talent war

by 08 September, 2005 0 ,

By Steve A. Morrell President Ceylon Planters’ Society (CPS) Lal Basnayake addressing the Ceylon Planters’ Society AGM The Plantations have not advanced to absorb modern methods of management. Lack of innovation , work applications, attitudes, outlook , and a host of plusses which could be implemented but ignored have provoked an uncontrollable exodus of talented […]

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