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District Planters' Associations
Before nationalization there had been 13 active District Planters’ Associations (District PAs) affiliated with the main Association and looking after plantation affairs in their areas. The oldest was the Dimbulla District Planters’ Association, which celebrated its Centenary in 1973.

Just as once-grand plantation bungalows were neglected after nationalization, so were the plantation associations and planters clubs.

In 1992, the Planters’ Association classified the estates into nine Planting Districts and revived the District Associations “in order to provide the working planter with a forum to air his views on plantation matters and also as a possible cure for the ‘Corporation Syndrome’ contracted by some planters during state management”, the main objective being to improve the professionalism of the planters through the District PAs.

The re-activated associations are Avissawella (includes Kegalle and Kelani Valley), Badulla (includes Uva), Dickoya (includes Maskeliya), Galle (includes Southern District), Kalutara, Kandy (includes Pussellawa), Kurunegala ( includes Chilaw), Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura (includes Sabaragamuwa).

Only members of the Planters’ Association of Ceylon are eligible to membership with a District Planters’ Association. The current Office Bearers of the District PAs are: -

District Chairman Secretary
Avissawella Mr Samantha Abeywardene
Dewalakanda Estate, Dehiowita
Asith Thilakaratne
Weoya Estate, Yatiyantota
Badulla Chaminda Perera
Dickwella Estate, Hali-Ela
Samantha B Ranawaka
Cullen Estate, Badulla
Dickoya Buddhika Peiris
Osborne Estate, Hatton
Arjuna Medagama
Mount Vernon Estate, Patana
Galle Nilantha Senevirathne
Nakiyadeniya Estate, Nakiyadeniya
Kingsly Hemachandra
Nakiyadeniya Estate, Nakiyadeniya
Kalutara Gamini Rathnayake
Neuchatel Estate, Neboda
Jagath N Hettiarachch
Paiyagala Estate, Dodangoda
Kandy K. B. Rushantha Perera
Hapugaspitiya Estate, Kaikawela, matihakka via Matale
R A C Prabath Kumara
Bandarapola Estate, Alwatta, Matale
Nuwara Eliya Priyashantha Liyadipita
Meddecombra Estate, Watagoda
Kenath Dilroy Manohar
Calsay Maha Eliya Estate, Nanu Oya
Ratnapura Austin Christopher Bartholomeusz
Springwood Estate, Rakwana.
Dinuka Thennakoon
Galabode Estate, Gallella, Ratnapura