Shannon Overview

The tea cultivation in this estate commenced in the year of 1919. There are approximately 11 natural springs in the estate. Flora & Fauna is enlightened to grow in the bank of the water ways for the prevention of the pollution. There are 02 natural water ponds at Glentaffe division of this estate. This property was belonging to one Mr. Piyasiri Rathnayake and this estate was managed by Mr. D.G.D. Yapa the Superintendent from 1956 to 1973. The estate is close to the A7 Hatton – Colombo high ways.

Past Managers

Name From To
Mr. D.G.D. Yapa 1956 1973
Mr. Thennakoon 1974 1977
Mr. Hettiarachchi 1978 1980
Mr. I.S. Fernando 1981 1982
Mr. A.I. Sangakkara 1983 1986
Mr. J.A.B Ranasinghe 1987 1988
Mr. J.A.L. De Almeida 1989 1990
Mr. D. Samarawickrama 1991 1991
Mr. D.J.Y.Mirinchiarachchi 1991 1992
Mr. A.A.S.W. Herath 1993 1993
Mr. Anura Weerakoon 1993 1995
Mr. Patric Sangaralingam 1995 1998
Mr. U.A. Karunanayake 1998 1999
Mr. R.R.K. Wijekoon 1999 2001
Mr. G.P.B. Kohana 2001 2003
Mr. K.B. Medawela 2003 2005
Mr. Robin Winter 2005 2005
Mr. B.N.A. Pelpola 2005 2007
Mr. M.D.S. Samaraweera 2007 2008
Mr. M.H. Medagamage 2008 2008
Mr. A. Jayaram 2008 2011
Mr. R.K.S. Rathnayake 2011 2015
Mr. Dilan Srichandrasekera 2015 2016
Mr. R.T. Clarke 2016 2016
Mr. Zaman Imthiaz 2016 2020
Mr. P V Bulathsinghala 2020 To date

General Facts

Region

High grown

Temperature

20-30˚C

Total Population

2547

Elevation

1372m

Rainfall

3878mm

Contact Details

Telephone

+94 (0) 51- 4921407 (Office)

+94 (0) 51 – 4921465 (Factory)

Email

shannon@hattonplantations.lk

Location

Shannon Estate

Hatton, Sri Lanka

Characteristics

Rotovane / orthodox/ silvertips/ high grown

Leaf Appearance – Blacker, Twisted cleaner and neater leaf

Infusion – Coppery Bright

Liquor – Coloury more strength, brisker, thicker

Certifications

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) Certification

ISO 202000/2005