A HERITAGE LOST
DIONYSIA ALWIS-DE ALMEIDA
Tea gave the British pioneer planters immense wealth. Once firmly rooted on the rain-drenched central mountain-slopes of the tropical Island then known as Ceylon, the planters flourished.
With the terrain soon covered in velvet mantles of green leaves… the golden-tips provided a delicious brew that became synonymous with the ‘classy’ British way of life.
And down the years, these estates passed hands with their much sought-after trophy-bungalows… leaving intact the intriguing-though-much-dreaded ‘skeleton in the cupboard’!
With a theme that is deeply emotive, this saga brings out – sometimes contentiously – the deep-rooted differences and the inevitable prejudices that once gripped the population of this Island-cultural-hotchpotch…
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