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. Pradeep Liyanagedara
Pambegama Estate, Parakaduwa
Mr. Manoj Pathiranage
Udapolla Estate, Deraniyagala
Badulla Mr. K K Nilantha Silva
Demodera Estate, Demodara
Mr. Anslem Gerard Gomesz
Wewesse Estate, Badulla
Dickoya Mr. Mahendra Pieris
Hapugastenne Estate, Maskeliya
Mr. Ravindra R Sannasuriya
D.D.P.A. Drayton Estate, Kotagala
Galle Mr. Danushka Daswatte
Nakiyadeniya Rubber Estate, Nakiyadeniya
Mr. M P Kingsly Harshana
Nakiyadeniya Rubber Estate, Nakiyadeniya
Kalutara Mr. Chula Amaratunga
Rayigam Estate, Ingiriya
Mr. Jagath N Hettiarachchi
Paiyagala Estate, Dodangoda
Kandy Mr. Kaushal Mathavan
Nayapane Estate, Pussellawa
Mr. U G L Chathuranga
Kaloogalla Estate, Pussellawa
Ratnapura Mr. Lakkhana Perera
Houpe Estate, Kahawatte
Mr. S Vydyathilake
Wellandura Estate, Kahawatte
Nuwara Eliya Mr. Tharindu Wickramasinghe
Ragala Estate, Ragala
Mr. Manuraja Ariyaratne
Maturata Estate, Kandapola