Dilhan is the younger son of Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando. Together with brother Malik, Dilhan has taken on the passionate commitment of his father, for tea, ethics in business and the concept of business as a matter of human service.
The June 2008 issue of The American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention features a study on Dietary Flavonoids and Colorectal Adenoma Recurrence which adds to the large body of scientific research that offers modern and medically supported evidence that the ancient and traditional belief in the health benefits of tea are […]
Having just seen Steve Knapp’s reply to my father’s interview with the New Zealand Herald, this comes as a belated but important response. Mr. Knapp trivialises my father’s argument by overlooking two very important elements 1. Fairtrade has made a significant contribution to the issue of trade justice by bringing awareness of the problem. However beyond […]
In my post on Fairtrade – the brand – there was a response to the Organisation’s criticism of Dilmah. You can find it here. In this case, and countless others previously, we as producer are being critcised by Fairtrade for not being, Fairtrade. Their reference is to their system of certification of course and not to […]
The environment and climate change, together with poverty and the related malnutrition, are without a doubt the most urgent and substantial challenges that our 21st Century civilization must face. Yet we have failed so far in crystallizing a consensus and a co-ordinated approach to these issues. Until we do so, and when that happens it will probably […]
Yeah right I hear you say – delicious, natural and good for you? Got to be sales talk. Read on for a moment, please. Sri Lanka was known for centuries as the spice island – records show that Ceylon, or Zeilan as it was then called, traded with the Roman Empire amongst others using spices […]
Terry Durack, the Independent newspaper’s (UK) restaurant critic and gourmet wrote some years ago in his Food for Thought column: Coffee and tea measure our lives. As youngsters, most of us start with tea, then we leave its safer pleasures behind for the racy glamour of espresso as we venture out into the world. Later […]
Founder Merrill J. Fernando and his sons Dilhan and Malik ensure every pack of Dilmah reaches you fresh and full of flavor. As Merrill says, "my family cares for your tea, from the tea nursery right to your teacup."