Dickoya Overview

The cultivation commenced in the year 1880. Few British planters during that period are namely Sir Thomas Willias (legislator), Mr Ellsey Moutsley

The name is derived from an enlightened background of the length of the stream drive across Estate Dhiga Oya (‘Dhiga’ means long and ‘Oya’ means River in Sinhalese) and later it evolved as Dickoya. The History reveals King Nishanka Malla had travelled through this path to Adams Peak in the AC 1500. Dunbar Division was a separate Estate which was later merged with Dickoya Estate when the Factory gutted down in 1920. The then Dickoya Estate maintained two famous Play Grounds namely Dunbar and DMCC Grounds, where the two legends Mahatma Gandhi and Late Sir Bradman had paid visit on their mission.

The Selling Mark of the Estate “ADISHAM” was named by Sir Thomas Williars, who built the Adisham Bungalow in Haputale which is well known for its uniqueness.

Past Managers

Name From To
Mr. G.L. Robbets 1946 1948
Mr. A.F. Macdonald 1951 1952
Mr. L.R. Frail Wasey 1952 1956
Mr. A.D. Madawela 1957 1957
Mr. P.H. Bragg 1957 1957
Mr. A.D. Madawela 1957 1958
Mr. L.R. Frail Wasey 1958 1958
Mr. A.D. Macdonald 1958 1959
Mr. B. A. Weiraman 1959 1959
Mr. W.G.E. Morrasion 1959 1960
Mr. C.H.A. Walker 1960 1961
Mr. A.F. Micead 1965 1966
Mr. J.W. Augusting 1966 1966
Mr. G.A. Garnear 1966 1967
Mr. J.W. Augusting 1967 1969
Mr. P. D. Bulankulama 1974 1979
Mr. Reginold Perera 1979 1981
Mr. K. B. Etipola 1984 1987
Mr. G. S. Disanayake 1987 1989
Mr. J. G. G. Swaris 1990 1990
Mr. H. Bambaradeniya 1990 1991
Mr. M.B.H. Pilapitiya 1991 1992
Mr. L. N. Jayawickrema 1992 1996
Mr. A.C.Ratnayake 1997 1997
Mr. G.P.B. Kohona 1998 1998
Mr. Wasantha Warakagoda 1999 2003
Mr. B.N. Pananwala 2003 2008
Mr. N.V.B.Johnpillai 2008 2010
Mr. G.P.Thevadasan 2010 2012
Mr. S. Nandakumar 2012 2016
Mr. S. Ratnayake 2016 2016
Mr. M. D. Samaraweera 2016 2020
Mr.Hiran Herath 2020 To date

General Facts


High grown



Total Population





2653.94 mm

Contact Details


+94 (0) 51- 4921380 (Office)

+94 (0) 51-4921378 (Factory)




Dickoya Estate

Dickoya, Sri Lanka


Rotovane/ Orthodox/ High Grown

Leaf Appearance – Blacker, twisted cleaner and neater leaf

Infusion – Coppery Bright

Liquor – Coloury more strength, brisker and thicker


FSMS/Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)

National Quality Award 2009 – Merit

Fair Trade

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) Certification

Rainforest Alliance