James Taylor and Loolecondera
James Taylor started the plantation of tea within 19 acres (77,000 m2) of land in Loolecondera and it grew rapidly. In 1872, he started a tea factory with his latest invention of the tea leaves cutting machine.
He spent most of his life in Loolecondera until his death in 1892.
The authorities of Sri Lanka built a museum at Loolecondera in 1992 to commemorate him.
- "TED Case Studies – Ceylon Tea". American University, Washington, DC.
- "The rise of the Ceylon Tea Industry James Taylor and the Loolecondera Estate". Official Website of the Government of Sri Lanka.
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