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December 22nd, 2020 Studies have found that theanine and polyphenols found in tea can boost your immunity, while antioxidants in tea can help fight non-communicable diseases. Episode 02 from our Story Behind Your Cup of Tea webinar series, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando and Dr. Tissa Amarakoon; author of Tea & Your Health, former Deputy Director Research at the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka and currently Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya discuss the goodness in your cuppa!

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In this chat ‘Over a Cuppa’, the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker, Merrill J. Fernando, shares his thoughts with his son (and Dilmah CEO), Dilhan C. Fernando, about the next 25 years for the world’s only producer owned brand - Dilmah. His aim is for Dilmah to be a globally respected brand for its quality and its philosophy of caring for a neighbour and sharing with the poor.

You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 4

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Quality, freshness and integrity in every single pack; this is a promise only a farmer can make. Teamaker and Farmer, Merrill J. Fernando chats about this with son, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando on this episode of Over a Cuppa.

You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 5

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Tale of the ill-fated robbery by the feared underworld figure of the day, “Laathara Baas” and his gang, which resulted in the death of Bruce Whitehouse, Superintendent of Madampe Group, Rakwana in the Ratnapura district.
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The story of the murder of George Pope, the tough and strict disciplinarian Superintendent of Stellenberg Group, Uda Pussellawa. 

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What is the connection between environment and faith and belief? Using faith and belief as an indirect tool for conservation, Professor Jayantha Wattavidanage explains it all. He is a popular media personality and a leading conservation biologist in Sri Lanka.



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Explore the importance of understanding the intricate balance between development and conservation. Dr. Kudavidanage is a senior lecturer in Ecology and Conservation Biology at the Department of Natural Resources, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Who in her career, has worked with various governmental and non-governmental organizations research institutes, scientific bodies and NGOs to bridge the gap between the scientists, decision makers and the community.



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Do women have a slight edge and a natural calling to be a nurturer of nature? To explore this further, we have two ladies with a passion for conservation; Sunela Jayewardene - Sri Lanka’s leading environmental architect, and Dr. Kudavidanage - an academic, currently lecturing at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.



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Sunela Jayewardene is a power house with multiple strengths and talents. She is probably best known as Sri Lanka’s Leading Environmental Architect. Today, we are lucky to have her with us in the studio to discover the green mind behind the green designs.



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