|Description||In 1901, Lipton's plantations consisted of Dambatenne, Laymastotte, Monerakande, Mahadambetenne, Mousakelle, Pooprassie, Hanagalla, Gigranella, Karandagalla, Daminatenne, Oakfield and Nahakethia.|
Sir Thomas J. Lipton bought his first tea estates in Ceylon in 1890. The first estates he acquired were the Downall group in Haputale about two to three thousand acres in extent and including the plantations of Dambatenne, Laymastotte and Monerakande. Dambatenne is 210 km. from Colombo. The estate, is approximately 9½ km. from the town.
These records include: corporate and administrative records; financial records; staff records (salaries and wages, photographs, sports and social clubs); premises and plant records; production records; advertising and promotion records; and corporate relations records.