About Homadola Estate
Homadola is a Tea estate that is situated in Udugama. The name homadola estate was derived from Homadola(Brook). The Homadola-Homa Brook flows down from the world heritage site of Sinharaja forest and proceeds by the edge of the Kothalawala Bungalow down the ravine and cascades down a rocky cliff from where it breaks into a lovely gush.
Homadola was originally a Rubber Plantation and the estate commenced operatins in 1920. Tea being introduced only 35 years ago. Then the managing agent was Whittals Boustead. In 1975 the estate came under the Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation. Presently Homadola Estate is an amalgamation of 5 different estates namely;
- Upper Homadola-Owned by Sir John Kothalawala.
- Riceland-Devagiri Groop.
- Udugama-Morawak Korale Transport.
- Stokesland-The Ceylon Timber and Rubber Syndicate Ltd.
The estate's elevation ranges from 174 meters to 305 meters above mean sea level and falls under the Low Country Agricultural Climate Wet Zone 1. Annually the estate receives more than 3500mm of rain fall that is well distributed except for the peak periods, during the two monsoons.
Homadola Estate has and produces Tea, Rubber, Oil Palm, Cinnamon/Cinnamon Oil coconut and Pineapple. Homadola is the largest Multi crop plantation in Sri Lanka and can boast of having the best in class of Oil Palm and Tea Nurseries. It's the estate that holds the record highest tea YPH for low grown RPC estates.