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  • Celebrating A Handcrafted Journey with the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – 18 MINS

    Celebrating A Handcrafted Journey with the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – 18 MINS

    Join Dilmah Founder, Merrill J. Fernando and son, Dilhan C. Fernando in conversation this World Tea Day, celebrating a handcrafted journey with the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker. Listen to words of wisdom gained from decades of experience, right here on Tea Radio.

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  • How Does Real Tea Inspire An American? A Conversation With Tony Gebely, Over A Cuppa - 28 Mins

    How Does Real Tea Inspire An American? A Conversation With Tony Gebely, Over A Cuppa - 28 Mins

    Dilhan chats with American author and tea aficionado, Tony Gebely on tea, and the philosophy and politics of tea

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  • Why a forest is greater than its trees - 48 mins

    Why a forest is greater than its trees - 48 mins

    Dilhan chats with Devaka Weerakoon Ph.D, Senior Professor of Zoology at Colombo University on why a forest is greater than its trees. The conversation is supported by images and examples from the eminent Professor Weerakoon’s experience in Sri Lanka on the value of forests for human welfare and survival and concludes with an exploration of what life would be without forests.

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  • What is the global standard for nature-based solutions? Find out in this podcast with Dr. Radhika Murti - 24 mins

    What is the global standard for nature-based solutions? Find out in this podcast with Dr. Radhika Murti - 24 mins

    In this Chat Over a Cuppa, Dilhan C. Fernando has an insightful discussion with IUCN Director of Global Ecosystem Management Programme, Dr. Radhika Murti. Listen in as Dr. Murti answers pressing issues such as how nature can help deliver solutions for water scarcity and mitigate the damaging impact of natural disasters.

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  • Why should a country change the culture of their governance to help more than its people? Listen to the latest episode of a Chat Over A Cuppa with Author Simon Anholt and Dilhan C. Fernando – 30 Mins

    Why should a country change the culture of their governance to help more than its people? Listen to the latest episode of a Chat Over A Cuppa with Author Simon Anholt and Dilhan C. Fernando – 30 Mins

    Join Author of The Good Country Equation and Founder of the Good Country Index, Simon Anholt, and Tea Grower & Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando in conversation about culture, the priority of education, government systems, social engineering, microscopic view VS telescopic view, and collaboration over competition for the sake of humanity. Listen to this powerful, thought-provoking podcast here.

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  • What has Cricket taught Mahela about life? Listen to this episode of a chat over a cuppa with Cricket legend Mahela Jayawardene and Dilhan C. Fernando - 20 mins

    What has Cricket taught Mahela about life? Listen to this episode of a chat over a cuppa with Cricket legend Mahela Jayawardene and Dilhan C. Fernando - 20 mins

    Tea grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando chats with Former Cricketer of the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team and Chairman of the National Sports Council Mahela Jayawardene. Find out what’s behind Mahela’s success and his advice to the younger generation. All this and more on this short podcast.

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  • The ingredients and aftermath of success. Sri Lankan Cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara chats Over a Cuppa with Dilhan C. Fernando. 35 mins

    The ingredients and aftermath of success. Sri Lankan Cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara chats Over a Cuppa with Dilhan C. Fernando. 35 mins

    Tea grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, in conversation with former Captain of Sri Lanka’s National Cricket Team, and President of the MCC, Kumar Sangakkara on success, humility and more.

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  • The farmer, the trader and the reason it all started with Merrill J. Fernando | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 1

    The farmer, the trader and the reason it all started with Merrill J. Fernando | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 1

    In this Over a Cuppa podcast, father and son sit down to talk about the farmer, the trader, and the inception of Dilmah Tea. Listen as Mr. Dilmah, Merrill J. Fernando, tells the world why he started it all, how he realised his dreams, and how his passion drove him to change the world of tea and uplift the lives of the farmers, in conversation with his son, Dilhan C. Fernando. You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 1

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  • How can one man impact the lives of a million? Sit down for a cup with Merrill J. Fernando | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 2

    How can one man impact the lives of a million? Sit down for a cup with Merrill J. Fernando | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 2

    Listen as Merrill J. Fernando talks about how the philosophy of business being a matter of human service came to be. In conversation ‘Over a Cuppa’ with his son, Dilhan C. Fernando, Mr. Dilmah answers the question of how he feels to have impacted the lives of thousands of people through his MJF Charitable Foundation’s centres and how his business has become meaningful as its success is being shared. You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 2

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  • Is there more to a business than making profit? | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 3

    Is there more to a business than making profit? | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 3

    In this episode of Over a Cuppa on Tea Radio, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando shares a cuppa and a conversation with his father on the purpose beyond profit of Dilmah Tea; the purpose of changing lives. Merrill J. Fernando affirms that he wants to go down in history as the man who devoted his life to make the world a better place. You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 3

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  • Merrill J. Fernando discusses what’s next for globally respected brand Dilmah | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 4

    Merrill J. Fernando discusses what’s next for globally respected brand Dilmah | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 4

    In this chat ‘Over a Cuppa’, the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker, Merrill J. Fernando, shares his thoughts with his son (and Dilmah CEO), Dilhan C. Fernando, about the next 25 years for the world’s only producer owned brand - Dilmah. His aim is for Dilmah to be a globally respected brand for its quality and its philosophy of caring for a neighbour and sharing with the poor. You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 4

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  • Promises of a Teamaker and Farmer with Merrill J. Fernando | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 5

    Promises of a Teamaker and Farmer with Merrill J. Fernando | Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 5

    Quality, freshness and integrity in every single pack; this is a promise only a farmer can make. Teamaker and Farmer, Merrill J. Fernando chats about this with son, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando on this episode of Over a Cuppa. You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 5

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  • Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, over a cuppa with Black Hat Chef - Bernd Uber

    Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, over a cuppa with Black Hat Chef - Bernd Uber

    Join Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, over a cuppa with Black Hat Chef - Bernd Uber as they discuss what it means to be a Cook and Chef in the 21st Century. He dishes out what it means to cook with respect for food, while keeping up with food trends. Chef Bernd Uber also reveals the attributes that make an ordinary cook, a great chef - listen in to find out!

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