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. Manoj Pathiranage
Udapolla Estate, Deraniyagala
Chathura Gunatilake
Udabage Estate, Deraniyagala
Badulla Mr. Anslem Gerard Gomesz
Wewesse Estate, Badulla
Chaminda Perera
Unugalla Estate, Hali-Ela
Dickoya Lalendra Abeywardane
Strathdon Estate, Hatton
Mr. Ravindra R Sannasuriya
D.D.P.A. Drayton Estate, Kotagala
Galle Mr. Rolly Douglas
Elpitiya Estate, Elpitiya
Mr N.M.S.B.Nawarathna
Gulugahakande Estate, Wanduraba
Kalutara Mr. Chula Amaratunga
Rayigam Estate, Ingiriya
Mr. Jagath N Hettiarachchi
Paiyagala Estate, Dodangoda
Kandy Mr. O.K.R.Perera
Duckwari Estate, Rangala
Mr. A.U.G. Weerasinghe
Madulkelle Estate, Madulkelle.
Ratnapura Mr. Lakkhana Perera
Houpe Estate, Kahawatte
Mr. Suranjana Vydyathilake
Wellandura Estate, Kahawatte
Nuwara Eliya Mr. Anura Prasanna Senanayake
Pedro Estate, Nuwara Eliya
Waruna Wijekoon
Udaradella Estate, Nanu Oya