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September 7, 2018

Philanthropist Dilmah Tea owning family opens humanitarian centre, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles invests $30 million in driverless cars, New rules to define impact investing.

Philanthropist Dilmah Tea owning family opens humanitarian centre

The patriarch of the world’s first family of tea says their new $7.4 million centre for “empowerment, inspiration, community development and climate change” is the evolution of 12 years of human service in the impoverished Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

February 13, 2018

Dilmah was the first producer-owned tea brand to offer tea picked, perfected, and packed at its place of origin. Pioneered by founder and chairman Merrill J Fernando, the Sri Lankan has built the world’s third largest tea brand and a multigenerational family business over 30 years, based on ethics and philanthropy. “Dilmah is not a brand of tea, Dilmah is a philosophy of caring and sharing,” he tells James Beech, over a cup.

Dilmah was the first producer-owned tea brand to offer tea picked, perfected, and packed at its place of origin. Pioneered by founder and chairman Merrill J Fernando, the Sri Lankan has built the world’s third largest tea brand and a multigenerational family business over 30 years, based on ethics and philanthropy. “Dilmah is not a brand of tea, Dilmah is a philosophy of caring and sharing,” he tells James Beech, over a cup.

September 6, 2017

As Dilmah Tea prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year, second-generation director Dilhan C Fernando tells James Beech how his family business preserves its legacy while embracing the 21st century.

As Dilmah Tea prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year, second-generation director Dilhan C Fernando tells James Beech how his family business preserves its legacy while embracing the 21st century.

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