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Letters from a Life Devoted to Tea

In celebration of Merrill J. Fernando’s one-of-a-kind milestone, friends and well-wishers from around the world can leave him a message for his 70th year as a teamaker and for his 90th birthday.

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  • Congratulations Merrill, I wish you more strength in our "cuppa" and a long and healthy life ahead of you.

    Tissa Atapattu

    Tissa Atapattu

    United States of America

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  • Even our Prime Minister will have him round for a cup of tea.

    John Burton

    John Burton

    New Zealand

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  • Merrill became the ultimate advertising asset – a believable presenter
    Because he lived his product. I was confident we had a living legend in the making.

    Daron and Shirley Curtiss

    Daron and Shirley Curtiss

    New Zealand

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  • Happy 90th Birthday! I am so blessed to call you my grandfather. I am so proud of you! Your legacy is one of kindness, humanity and generosity.

    Kiyara Fernando

    Kiyara Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • Siya is one of the few men who express such care and love for everyone he meets.

    Amrit Fernando

    Amrit Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • You are a role model of man who made his way based on hard work and his dream, you achieved what you wanted and did more and more.

    Thomas A. Gugler

    Thomas A. Gugler

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  • He has created something unique that every Sri Lankan can be extremely proud of. I am so happy and honoured to have been able to meet and talk to him, and to have been associated with him, for which I have been humbled by the experience.

    Mahela Jayawardena

    Mahela Jayawardena

    Sri Lanka

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  • A very unique "tea". I wish him long life, good health, and prosperity – Chiran Jayathu, Theruwan Saranai.

    Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama

    Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama

    Sri Lanka

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  • He Kōtuku rerenga tahi
    (the white heron that makes one flight only: Said of a great chief)

    Paul J. Moughan

    Paul J. Moughan

    New Zealand

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  • Sadly, there’s only one of him. He must be cloned before we lose the recipe.

    Dr. Rohan Pethiyagoda

    Dr. Rohan Pethiyagoda

    Sri Lanka

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  • I think the title I chose for the Dilmah biography, A Cup of Kindness, says everything about my regard for Merrill Fernando, for his life and his work in tea have always been all about kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness and humanity.

    Jane Pettigrew

    Jane Pettigrew

    United Kingdom

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  • Has his feet firmly on the ground in humility, never once succumbing to one of mans greatest enemies – arrogance and ego.

    K. R. Ravindran

    K. R. Ravindran

    Sri Lanka

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  • People became used to seeing and hearing him say on television This is my tea. Do try it!

    Sir Anand Satyanand

    Sir Anand Satyanand

    New Zealand

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  • Merrill Fernando and the MJF Charitable Organization has supported these charitable activities generously ...

    A. H. Sheriffdeen

    A. H. Sheriffdeen

    Sri Lanka

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  • Appreciate his lifelong passion of preserving for posterity the image of Ceylon Tea as a pure natural product of this country.

    Manik De Silva

    Manik De Silva

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  • For nearly three decades, New Zealanders have enjoyed Dilmah tea, a brand that is inextricably associated with its founder, Merrill J Fernando, who is celebrating his 90th birthday on 6 May this year.

    Mr. Aruna V. Abeygoonesekera Mnzm

    Mr. Aruna V. Abeygoonesekera Mnzm

    New Zealand

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  • The Rainbow Youth at MJF Centre Moratuwa trains young women and men with intellectual disabilities in a vocation of their preference and encourages them to engage in productive means of work that will enable them to find a job

    Ms. Kavindi Akurugoda

    Ms. Kavindi Akurugoda

    Sri Lanka

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  • The journey however, made the shadow grow ever so bigger and stronger and today is no more a mere activity from behind as it has crossed to an unassailable achievement as the first global brand from Sri Lanka

    Prof Ajith De Alwis

    Prof Ajith De Alwis

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  • In many respects, the MJF story is the antithesis of globalisation. It is the tale of success for the small family unit working hard to overcome the power of the multinationals. It is a tale of values overcoming the sometimes amoral mechanisations of much bigger and more powerful players.

    Syed Babar Ali

    Syed Babar Ali

    Sri Lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando is an individual who embraces global spirituality. The world desperately needs more change-makers

    Rev.Father Amalraj

    Rev.Father Amalraj

    Sri Lanka

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  • It is an honor and a privilege to pen these few words and to be a part of this special publication commemorating Mr. Merrill Fernando’s 90th Birthday and 70 years in the Ceylon Tea industry. To have personally associated with him for the last 20 years of his journey has been both, humbling and life-changing

    Nishanthi Amaratunga

    Nishanthi Amaratunga

    Sri Lanka

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  • In 2002, whilst researching for my fourth book, Brand New Justice, I first read about Merrill Fernando and his audacious bid to create a global tea brand. The book explored the idea that one day, consumers in the ‘developed’ world might start seeing premium branded products on the shelves that didn’t come from Western Europe, East Asia or North America

    Simon Anholt

    Simon Anholt

    England

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  • This was during a busy period between Christmas and New year where he would have had many commitments

    Rajan Asirwatham

    Rajan Asirwatham

    Sri Lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando built a world-renowned brand on a philosophy that is firmly based on his values.

    M. M. R. S Bandara

    M. M. R. S Bandara

    Sri Lanka

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  • I grew up in a house where we did not even have an electric oven in the kitchen. Given the circumstances of my family, opting to do a culinary diploma seemed like a far -fetched dream for me

    Attanayake

    Attanayake

    Sri Lanka

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  • Happy 90th Birthday Merrill.

    Stephen Barlow

    Stephen Barlow

    United Kingdom

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  • Happy Birthday Merrill

    Hugh Hoyes-Cock

    Hugh Hoyes-Cock

    Singapore

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  • Happy Birthday Merrill

    O’ Brien’s

    O’ Brien’s

    Singapore

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  • New Zealanders feel a natural empathy with the people of Sri Lanka

    Richard and Alison Ballantyne

    Richard and Alison Ballantyne

    New Zealand

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  • The MJF Foundation has empowered countless women like me to earn a respectful living for themselves through the Small Entrepreneur Programme. I thank our Founder Merrill J. Fernando for reaching out to the North of Sri Lanka for help during a time of adversity.

    Visvanathan Bamini

    Visvanathan Bamini

    Sri Lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando entrusted me Sada Sarana - Elders Home with the hope of seeing its people being cared for with love and affection.

    Sister Celine

    Sister Celine

    Sri Lanka

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  • Who was to know that our two families from different parts of the world would endure a very closing and loving relationship that has spanned over 50 years

    Booth Family

    Booth Family

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  • When I joined Gami Aruna as a member in 2010, there were 55 villagers in the council. The Orange Project was our first-ever community-based project initiated by the MJF Foundation to create sustainable livelihoods for the people of our area

    Chandrasena

    Chandrasena

    Sri Lanka

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  • Thank you for sharing your inspirational journey, building Dilmah as a purpose driven brand, that serves as a role for the world to follow

    Prof Amitava Chattopadhyay

    Prof Amitava Chattopadhyay

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  • The MJF Centre gave me the courage to stand strong from a life that was slowly falling apart. I respect its Founder Merrill. J Fernando for being a silent guardian and a ray of hope for hundreds of people like me who had to go through a tumultuous life at a very young age

    Sumudu Fernando

    Sumudu Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • To talk about Merrill is a journey in itself like the man himself. In the time I have known Merrill and the family I have always been in awe of the mans passion and compassion

    Andy Cuthbert

    Andy Cuthbert

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  • I couldn’t have asked for a better place and a better community than MJF Centre to do my job while taking care of my children. The Centre has given my 3 children a fun and fulfilling life filled with enriching experiences.

    Nirosha Damayanthi

    Nirosha Damayanthi

    Sri Lanka

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  • I recollect meeting Merrill in early 80s. We became good friends, the three of us including my wife, Rekha. ...........and the friendship has not only survived: it has thrived!

    Yeshwant Desai

    Yeshwant Desai

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  • Merrill J. Fernando’s vision speak volumes of his character, values and & demeanour. He has dedicated much of his life to tea, his company, country and its people. I would like to convey my gratitude to MJF for stepping up and inviting aspiring youth from vulnerable communities to the world of cuisine by giving them the support to follow their culinary dreams

    Rajiv Dissanayake

    Rajiv Dissanayake

    Sri Lanka

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  • Mike, what are you trying to achieve!” My reply was to seek a possible liaison, where, through cricket, the youth in Sri Lanka and New Zealand could be brought together, encouraged and developed as part of their fledging playing careers.

    Mike Dormer

    Mike Dormer

    New Zealand

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  • This year marks 30 years since I joined Dilmah. I couldn’t be happier and grateful to be here. I’ve grown and seen my career progress from a production clerk to a product supervisor, purchasing coordinator and now a production executive.

    Jerom Edward

    Jerom Edward

    Sri Lanka

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  • My dear Merrill We are about the same age, but your memory is better than mine because I need written text in order not to forget what I had been planning to say

    Olav C. Ellerbrock

    Olav C. Ellerbrock

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  • DO TRY IT! Though a career foreign correspondent in Asia, my first taste of Dilmah and Merrill Fernando came not through journalism or even tea but via a passion for Australian Rules football.

    Eric Ellis

    Eric Ellis

    Spain

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  • Nipuna is a charming young man who’s living life to the fullest. Born with Down Syndrome, Nipuna turned his talent into a business venture a little over a year ago

    Nipuna Fernando

    Nipuna Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • I appreciate what our Founder Merrill J. Fernando is doing to economically empower vulnerable women like me through the Women’s Development Programme.

    Lalitha Fernando

    Lalitha Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • For the last 9 years, I have been playing the role of a multifaceted teacher, providing my services for children, youth, men and women from different walks of life with different values, upbringings, experiences, and beliefs. But at MJF Centre, Moratuwa, we put all of our differences aside and use our strengths & resources to further ourselves together

    Gratian Fernando

    Gratian Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • From the time I was little, I visited tea plantations and factories with my father and Grandfather. I enjoyed playing in the tea fields while seeya and thathi did their work in the factory. As I grew older, I began to understand what seeya had achieved throughout his amazing life.

    Devin Fernando

    Devin Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • You’ve been a role model to not only me and our family but to so many young people looking for that specific something to make them stand out, you have clearly shown them that no matter who you are or where you come form that nothing stands in the way of your dreams

    Amaya Fernando

    Amaya Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • I am 70 years old and have spent more than half of my life with Dilmah, passionately living in my element and doing exactly what I love. I had the privilege of working alongside one of the best businessmen in the world - Merrill J. Fernando.

    Gunasiri Fernando

    Gunasiri Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • At MJF Centre, you are at a constant state of learning and becoming. 10 years ago, I joined this Centre as an external resource teacher and grew into the person who I am today, and I’m becoming the person I want to be one day.

    Amantha Gunarathne

    Amantha Gunarathne

    Sri lanka

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  • To my Siya, Happy birthday to the kindest and most loving old man I know

    Tasha Fernando

    Tasha Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • Mr. Fernando is one of the Greatest sons of Mother Lanka who built up his own Brand and the Consumers across the Globe are fully satisfied and enjoy the Dilmah Tea. I personally know a few of them

    Shanthi Fernando

    Shanthi Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • It was a great Honour to interview the founder of Dilmah Ceylon Tea -Merrill Fernando for the impending INSEAD Business School Case study in February.

    Dr Ravi Fernando

    Dr Ravi Fernando

    Sri Lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando is a great human being. I came to know Mr.Fernando for the first time upon joining the hospitality industry about 3 decades ago. Despite continuing on separate career paths, in two different industries, we still have a close relationship which I am grateful for.

    Rohan Fernandopulle

    Rohan Fernandopulle

    Sri Lanka

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  • I am a firm believer of the Universal Power. The more you give, the more you get in return - this is something that echoes in the life of Merrill J. Fernando. The MJF Foundation’s Small Entrepreneur Programme has been supporting our initiatives that promote the empowerment of women in agriculture.

    Damayanthi Godamulla

    Damayanthi Godamulla

    Sri Lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando has touched so many families with his kindness. My family is among them. He inspires us to be positive, strong, and resilient.

    Dilani Gopi

    Dilani Gopi

    Sri Lanka

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  • I have lots of love and respect for our Founder, Merrill J. Fernando for giving people like us reasons to smile. I am blessed to work for a company that betters the community every day. Never had a job I find so enjoyable and satisfying.

    Padmini Haamine

    Padmini Haamine

    Sri lanka

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  • That was the day, Merrill and his family won me over to become an ardent supporter of the good but silent work that they do for numerous men, women and children.

    Kumudini Hettiarachchi & Feizal Samath

    Kumudini Hettiarachchi & Feizal Samath

    Sri Lanka

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  • I feel happy when I see my strength and passion become a source of inspiration to many women who have limitless potential to do great things in life.

    Anoma Jayarathne

    Anoma Jayarathne

    Sri Lanka

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  • Nearly 25 ha of Endana Tea Estate land have been allocated for the re-establishment of this nature corridor, which has hitherto been separated by tea plantations and human settlements for the past 100 years.

    Nimal & Savitri Gunatilleke

    Nimal & Savitri Gunatilleke

    Sri lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando is a person who believes that every child, no matter what their ability, and background, should have access to the same chances in life. As a mother, I am eternally grateful to our Founder for giving my son the chance to find a productive & meaningful life well into his adulthood.

    Kamala Jayasundara

    Kamala Jayasundara

    Sri lanka

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  • First of all, I would like to thank you very much indeed for the kind invitation to join the festivitiesearly May on the occasion of Merrill’s 90th birthday.

    Thijs & Cathrien Kramer Joure

    Thijs & Cathrien Kramer Joure

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  • I have been with the MJF Centre in Moratuwa since 2011. I am familiar with these premises. This is right where the old Velona Factory used to be - a place where I worked for more than 3 decades.

    G. K Karunasena

    G. K Karunasena

    Sri Lanka

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  • His passion of combining traditional ideas in to new strategies guided us to continually change our quality and food safety systems

    Vajira Karunathilake

    Vajira Karunathilake

    Sri lanka

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  • I have worked at Cape Weligama for 4 years as the Child Care Giver, Telephone Operator and Shop Assistant, playing multiple roles as an all-rounder while sharing my passion for dancing with a community of children who brought me my weekly dose of happiness

    Tharanga Madumani

    Tharanga Madumani

    Sri Lanka

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  • Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) is the apex agency for coastal and marine environment protection in Sri Lanka and focuses on coastal and marine protection. In the past MEPA associated and collaborated with agencies that solely depended on the marine environment.

    Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara

    Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara

    Sri Lanka

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  • The MJF Centre in Moratuwa is a place filled with the merriment of children but also their temper tantrums, screams and cries. This facility welcomes hundreds of people who come from the most vulnerable backgrounds of society - and that includes children with different disabilities who have been left behind with no hope.

    Niluka Kalyani

    Niluka Kalyani

    Sri Lanka

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  • Communities prosper and countries thrive when women are empowered. Thank you, Merrill. J. Fernando for giving greater possibilities of growth to women like us through dignified jobs.

    Chandani Kulatunge

    Chandani Kulatunge

    Sri Lanka

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  • Dear Mr Fernando, Wishing you a wonderful birthday, from the whole Kuruvita family,

    Peter Kuruvita

    Peter Kuruvita

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  • Merrill J. Fernando is a person I look up to in my life. He is a touchstone for all that I aspire to be in the future. Thanks to his kindness and generosity, hundreds and thousands of youth like me are living their dreams.

    Asela Madushanka

    Asela Madushanka

    Sri Lanka

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  • MJF Centre at Cape Weligama gave me a chance to take a chance in life when I lost all hope. When I failed my O/Ls, I felt worthless and useless, and above all, I don’t know what was my purpose in life.

    Kavindu Madhushan

    Kavindu Madhushan

    Sri Lanka

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  • If we are to take a lesson from the life of Merrill J. Fernando, it would be his philosophy in business.

    Nethmi Madhushani

    Nethmi Madhushani

    Sri Lanka

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  • Dear Mr. Fernando, First of all, my wife Marian and I would like to thank you for the invitation to join in celebrating your 90th Birthday. We are so honoured to be your guests.

    Rohan Meegama

    Rohan Meegama

    Australia

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  • I am truly honoured to pen a few words in celebrating not only the success of Mr Merrill .J. Fernando in creating a world-class product like Dilmah Tea, but also his 70 years of hard work in establishing a brand that has helped Sri Lankan tea be recognised as a quality global product.

    Chef Gerard Mendis

    Chef Gerard Mendis

    Sri Lanka

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  • My good friend, Merrill and I, shared many years doing business together and our meetings over those years were invariably marked by most enjoyable social occasions.

    Pat Moore

    Pat Moore

    New Zealand

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  • I believe there are two types of people in this world, those who drink tea and those who do not. As a person who belongs to the latter I was never an avid drinker of tea or a fan to be honest.

    Alexander A. Nehme

    Alexander A. Nehme

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  • I am very happy to learn that this year 2020 is a milestone year for Mr. Merrill J. Fernando and Dilmah Tea.

    Mr. Yusuff Ali Yma

    Mr. Yusuff Ali Yma

    Sri Lanka

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  • It’s a tribute to your vision to build a tea business built around values of Taste, Goodness and Purpose that your products are served in some of the finest locations in the world. I am proud that Dilmah is proudly served at 30,000 feet in the air on Emirates and on the ground in Emirates Lounges.

    Robin Padgett

    Robin Padgett

    Dubai

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  • We are grateful to Merril J. Fernando for adding value to our skills and efforts through the Small Entrepreneurs Programme.

    Rasika Nilanthi

    Rasika Nilanthi

    Sri Lanka

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  • The MJF Foundation has been a tower of strength, support for small business holders like us to take that step forward

    Nishanthika & Upul

    Nishanthika & Upul

    Sri Lanka

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  • the work of the MJF Foundation and its many projects spanning Schools for the less fortunate the differently abled for the blind, to housing projects and empower Culinary Hospitality inspirational School just to name a few

    Alan Orreal

    Alan Orreal

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  • Many people will have highlighted in their messages the incredible history of Merrill J Fernando bringing Sri Lanka’s ethnic tea to the world,and his initiatives here regarding the poor,needy and deprived young and old.

    Alan Palmer

    Alan Palmer

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  • Thank you, Merrill J. Fernando, for thinking of us - the people of East. Thank you for pushing us forward to help us emerge brighter and bolder than before.

    Ayinkarathasan Pathmapriyan

    Ayinkarathasan Pathmapriyan

    Sri Lanka

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  • I was raised by a single mother at Dilmah’s Holyrood Estate and I always wanted to become a lawyer for as long as I can remember.

    Peter Paul

    Peter Paul

    Sri Lanka

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  • thank you for all you have done for others and showing that responsible business is also good business.

    Paul Polman

    Paul Polman

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  • For me, there is no greater joy than seeing teenagers, who would have ended up on streets as dropouts or delinquents - transforming into responsible young adults with a purpose. It is no mean feat to have the courage to overcome your own worst self, find one’s worth and right to flourish free of abuse. This is made possible thanks to our Founder, Merrill J. Fernando.

    Reggie Paul

    Reggie Paul

    Sri Lanka

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  • I found the life I was seeking at MJF Centre, Moratuwa. Here, we look beyond anyone’s ability, ethnicity, religion to everyone’s humanity. Every day through the work, I do with children with special needs, I feel closer to God. My life changed for the better thanks to the opportunity given by Merrill J. Fernando. He is a man of tremendous compassion, warmth and integrity.

    Prasadhi Perera

    Prasadhi Perera

    Sri Lanka

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  • The MJF Centre in Moratuwa gave me the freedom to go further out of my comfort zone and share the wholesome pursuit of making music with children with disabilities. Here, we always work together as an inclusive community.

    Lakshman Perera

    Lakshman Perera

    Sri Lanka

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  • This company gave me a chance to go above and beyond my job.

    K.S Perera

    K.S Perera

    Sri Lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando is an ordinary man with an extraordinary will who still remembers his roots. The MJF Centre in Pallansena exemplifies his genuine efforts to serve the people from the village where he was born

    Gerard Peter Perera

    Gerard Peter Perera

    Sri Lanka

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  • The Small Entrepreneurs Programme uplifted people in Pahalalanda with unwavering positivity. We are grateful to our Founder Merrill J. Fernando for reaching out to far-flung villages like ours to mobilise communities through establishments like MJF Gami Aruna.

    Leelawathi

    Leelawathi

    Sri Lanka

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  • “I don’t listen to my Accountants – if I did I won’t be where I am today” – Merrill J Fernando. In the year 2000, when I first met Mr. Fernando, he made this statement. I was worried that I had given up my organized, well receptive multi national world for a Group of Companies where the Chairman gave scant regard for the professional opinion and information from its Finance Professionals.

    Minette Perera

    Minette Perera

    Sri Lanka

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  • It gives me great pleasure to extend my best wishes to Mr. Merrill J. Fernando, Founder of Dilmah, on the occasion of his 90th birthday and on completion of 70 years as Sri Lanka’s preeminent “Teamaker”. His vision of offering consumers the finest tea on earth and doing so with ethics and integrity, is unique as the man himself.

    Sumith Pilapitiya

    Sumith Pilapitiya

    Sri Lanka

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  • It was at MJF Centre Moratuwa that I experienced my artistic awakening. When I joined the MJF Kids Programme, I was an extremely shy, socially awkward 11-year-old who was reluctant to come forward. Little did I know that was destined to be on stage.

    Chamara Prakash

    Chamara Prakash

    Sri Lanka

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  • My husband and I have extensive experiences working as a Technician in the Garment industry.

    Shanika Prashanthika

    Shanika Prashanthika

    Sri Lanka

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  • My childhood dream was to work in the airline industry and travel around the world. As a young boy, I was obsessed with planes and I put up a poster of Sri Lankan Air Lines in my room to constantly remind myself to work towards achieving my aspirations.

    Waseem Rahumath

    Waseem Rahumath

    Sri Lanka

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  • I am a second-year student from the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. It’s been quite a journey getting this far from moving houses, schools to facing losses and hardships along the way.

    Ramesh Rajapaksha

    Ramesh Rajapaksha

    Sri Lanka

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  • My son Sisuru was born as a premature baby and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) Sisuru has been with the MJF Centre Moratuwa for almost 5 years. In the beginning, he was extremely hyperactive and difficult to control

    Nilendra Ranasinghe

    Nilendra Ranasinghe

    Sri Lanka

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  • I live a modest life with my wife and two kids thanks to who I am today

    Lalaka Sayura

    Lalaka Sayura

    Sri lanka

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  • When historians get to work Merrill J Fernando will feature as the person who pioneered the tea bag industry in Sri Lanka .

    Himendra Ranaweera

    Himendra Ranaweera

    Sri Lanka

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  • The Rainbow Centre in East opened my son to new possibilities and new opportunities he never had. As his parents, we are extremely relieved to see Shakir living his best life today at the Centre.

    Mohamed Refaie

    Mohamed Refaie

    Sri lanka

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  • Thank you, Merrill J. Fernando, for the tremendous amount of work you do at the MJF Centre to uplift the lives of vulnerable people from our society.

    Ediriarachchige Sarath

    Ediriarachchige Sarath

    Sri Lanka

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  • Dunuri is a passionate 21-year-old woman who loves to bake. Butter cake, cupcakes, biscuit pudding you name it - she will whisk up delightful desserts in no time. She is one among the many young entrepreneurs who were supported by MJF Foundation.

    Dunuri Rodrigo

    Dunuri Rodrigo

    Sri Lanka

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  • Having known you for more than thirty years now, we look back in gratefulness: You have been a constant inspiration in our life, and we thank you for this.

    Barbara and Peter Rohrsen

    Barbara and Peter Rohrsen

    Germany

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  • I lost my father at a very young age. It was my mother - who is a plantation worker at Dilmah’s Rilhena Estate, raised me and my brother. Growing up, we had a life full of hardships. There were days we barely had enough money to eat.

    Dinesh Roshan

    Dinesh Roshan

    Sri Lanka

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  • It is with great pleasure that I would like to take this opportunity to wish the great Mr. Merrill J. Fernando on his 90th birthday. This also marks 70 years in the tea trade.

    Kumar Sangakkara

    Kumar Sangakkara

    Sri Lanka

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  • Congratulations on your great day I You truly stand out as a role model in business.

    Per L. Saxegaard

    Per L. Saxegaard

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  • making Dilmah the number 1 brand in NZ over the past 10 years………….

    Nigel Scott

    Nigel Scott

    Dilmah New Zealand

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  • I serve around 210 cups of tea for the staff every day. The work I do at Dilmah is not a job, but a journey of life-changing experiences.

    M. Sheila

    M. Sheila

    Sri Lanka

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  • I used to be a driver by profession. In 2001, I met with an unfortunate accident and became wheelchair-bound. I did multiple jobs from home to earn a living but I eventually got bored and tired of doing monotonous work.

    Upul Shantha

    Upul Shantha

    Si Lanka

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  • Today I provide my services as an assistant teacher to children from disadvantaged families. It is a beautiful feeling when you can give back to others right at the place where it all started. I can’t express in words how much that truly means to me.

    Sandaruwan Silva

    Sandaruwan Silva

    Sri Lanka

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  • Merrill J. Fernando is a living legend who has made a difference in the lives of girls, boys, youth, women and men in the country. He is a lovely human to all. Today, we see the glimpse of his success in our communities.

    Sanjeewa Silva

    Sanjeewa Silva

    Sri Lanka

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  • As a world-renowned businessman, who found success through his sheer determination and passion for tea, Chairman’s journey showed me that with hard work you can accomplish anything. He is a man who gave me an opportunity, mentored me and inspired me in so many ways.

    Milton Silva

    Milton Silva

    Sri lanka

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  • Many happy returns, may there be many more to come.

    Dave Jack

    Dave Jack

    New Zealand

  • I just happened to be sitting up in bed with my pot of daily Dilmah, opened the Herald and see it's your Birthday! Your face IS Dilmah!

    Kathy Day

    Kathy Day

    New Zealand

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  • Happy birthday .. thanks for a wonderful product .. enjoy your day

    Brent Hardy

    Brent Hardy

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday, Merrill.

    Lester

    Lester

    New zealand

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  • Happy birthday I hope you have an awesome day

    Sheryllee Edwards

    Sheryllee Edwards

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday! I hope you have many more. You are truly inspirational.

    Anna

    Anna

    New Zealand

  • You are an inspiration to many. So pleased to have met you. Happy birthday, Merrill.

    Iain Rea

    Iain Rea

    New Zealand

  • "Happy Birthday Mr. Fernando Do have a good one"

    Brian Richmond

    Brian Richmond

    New Zealand

  • From the team at Hospice Marlborough - Happy Birthday!

    Sandy Inwood

    Sandy Inwood

    New Zealand

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  • Dear Mr Dilmah. I hope you have a fabulous birthday.

    Dianne Cowan

    Dianne Cowan

    New Zealand

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  • What you have created over the years is nothing short of determination and self belief that you can do what you set your mind too.

    Victoria Gamage

    Victoria Gamage

    New Zealand

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  • Happy 90th birthday, enjoy your special day. 🎂🍾

    Tracey Sanders

    Tracey Sanders

    New Zealand

  • Happy 90th Birthday Merrill, and thank you for your lovely tea.

    Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    New Zealand

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  • Best wishes on celebrating your 90th birthday.

    Janine McClymont

    Janine McClymont

    New Zealand

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  • Wishing you a big Happy 90th Birthday.

    Caroline Manukau

    Caroline Manukau

    New Zealand

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  • Very best wishes for your 90th birthday! A great milestone👍🎂🎉

    Jeff Williams

    Jeff Williams

    New Zealand

  • Wishing you a very big happy birthday!

    Sandra

    Sandra

    New Zealand

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  • Happiest birthday Merrill. Will be raising a cup to you breakfast, lunch,

    Marie Simeon

    Marie Simeon

    New Zealand

  • Happy 90th Birthday Merrill have a great day and many thanks to you/Dilmah for such a fabulous tea.

    Peter

    Peter

    New Zealand

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  • Happy Birthday to you

    Colleen Henry

    Colleen Henry

    New Zealand

  • Hope your birthday gives you the same pleasure that you wonderful teas give me.

    Kay Verheul

    Kay Verheul

    New Zealand

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  • God's Glory. Happy Birthday to you Beautiful man. Best tea in the world Mr Dilmah.

    Wendy Etherington

    Wendy Etherington

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Mr Dilmah.

    Simonne Goodall

    Simonne Goodall

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday Mr Dilmah

    Karen Morrison

    Karen Morrison

    New Zealand

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  • Happy Birthday Mr Dilmah!!

    Kelly

    Kelly

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday Merrill, We hope you have a lovely 90th birthday filled with lots of tea! From the Kraftheinz NZ

    Kraftheinz Consumer Services

    Kraftheinz Consumer Services

    New Zealand

  • 🥳🥳 Here's Wishing you a blessed amd beautiful day as you celebrate this very special day with your beautiful family.

    Nita Bhana

    Nita Bhana

    New Zealand

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  • Happy birthday Dimah

    Juliana Rodgers

    Juliana Rodgers

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday - what an incredible milestone! You are a true inspiration

    Lorna Subritzky

    Lorna Subritzky

    New Zealand

  • Have a wonderful 90th birthday.

    Anne Morgan

    Anne Morgan

    New Zealand

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  • Happy Birthday Merrill. We all love your tea! Sending you my best wishes.

    Robyn

    Robyn

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Merrill wish l could come to your birthday tea have a wonderful day 🎂🎉👏. Love your tea and love Sri Lanka 💕

    Denise Cassels

    Denise Cassels

    New Zealand

  • I send you the very best wishes for a very happy Birthday, Mr Fernando.

    Trudy Basire

    Trudy Basire

    New Zealand

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  • "Happy Birthday Mr Merrill J Fernando! 90 years young! Have a fabulous and safe birthday in your bubble with your whƒÅnau. Thank you for the awesome tea!"

    Sheeanda

    Sheeanda

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday to you. Still a very handsome man . Kia kaha (be strong)

    Valerie Eruera

    Valerie Eruera

    New Zealand

  • Wishing you a very happy 90th birthday Mr Fernando! I am right now raising a cup of my favourite Dilmah Earl Grey in your honour. Thank you for everything you do I hope you and your family are well and safe. Very best wishes to you. From Joanne.

    Joanne Penno

    Joanne Penno

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday Merrill! What an amazing achievement to reach 90 years and to have been so instrumental in the tea industry for so long.

    Keri Brown

    Keri Brown

    New Zealand

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  • Happy birthday and thank you for your wonderful tea.

    Gillian Henderson

    Gillian Henderson

    New Zealand

  • "A very Happy Birthday to you I hope you have an amazing day."

    Brenda Jeffery

    Brenda Jeffery

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Mr Fernando! Wishing you a wonderful day a year ahead filled with love, laughter and joy :-)

    Yogeshni Govender

    Yogeshni Govender

    New Zealand

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  • Happy Birthday! May you have a very happy and wonderful 90th Birthday.

    Kelly Olliff

    Kelly Olliff

    New Zealand

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  • 🎂🎂🎂 HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 🍵🍵🍵 From a die hard fan if Dilmah!

    Cari Walters

    Cari Walters

    New Zealand

  • Hello Mr Fernando. Here's to your 90th birthday, happy birthday!

    Neel Patel

    Neel Patel

    New Zealand

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  • Happy birthday hope you have had a good day.

    Dianne Coltart

    Dianne Coltart

    New Zealand

  • Congratulations Merrill. It's been a joy working with you and your team over over the years and I am personally humbled by the magnificent legacy you have created and the inspirational way you go about it. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

    Nigel Douglas

    Nigel Douglas

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Mr Fernando. Wishing you a wonderful birthday surrounded by your family and congratulations on this milestone.

    Brendan Downey-Parish

    Brendan Downey-Parish

    New Zealand

  • Dearest Merrill, wishing you a wonderful 90th birthday! You are an amazing and inspirational person, and I am thrilled I have had the pleasure of meeting you

    Linda Smeele

    Linda Smeele

    New Zealand

  • Myself and my mum enjoy your teas. I will be going over to my mum's on mother's day for a cuppa and I'm going to but her some cheese cake to have with the cuppa

    Rhonda Norton

    Rhonda Norton

    New Zealand

  • "We enjoy your tea in NZ. Thank you! Happy birthday and God bless you."

    Lynley

    Lynley

    New Zealand

  • "Happy Birthday !! have enjoyed your tea for many may years. Many thanks Have a great day ..."

    Cathy Parry

    Cathy Parry

    New Zealand

  • Happy 90th Birthday. I saw you on Breakfast with Matty McLean and it was an inspiring interview. My husband and I have enjoyed Dilmah tea for many years.

    Liz

    Liz

    New Zealand

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  • Happy Birthday to the Tea King ☕🤴 May you Reign over your tea drinking subjects for many more years...

    Elizabeth McNeil

    Elizabeth McNeil

    New Zealand

  • Happy 90th birthday Mr Fernando. What a legacy of beautiful teas. I am currently enjoying Coconut.

    Sharon Sisepi-Wells

    Sharon Sisepi-Wells

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday hope you have a great day.

    Kathleen Chase

    Kathleen Chase

    New Zealand

  • "Happy birthday Mr Dilmah. I wish you the very best for you future. I love your enlish brakfast tea. Thats the only one i have ever tried. Have an amazing day. Regards Kim Williams"

    Kim Williams

    Kim Williams

    New Zealand

  • Happy 90th birthday have a fabulous day 🎂 Dilmah is a favourite in our house no other tea will do, so I thank you

    Sharon Beard

    Sharon Beard

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday to you Merrill. You are truly one of life's gentlemen. We love your tea. From sunny Northland in New Zealand :)

    Heather

    Heather

    New Zealand

  • Heartiest congratulations on reaching your 90th milestone and may there be many more.

    Tony Lewis

    Tony Lewis

    New Zealand

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  • "Happy Birthday Merrill. We are enjoying a Dilmah brew at this very moment, as we always do at this time of the day. Happy 90th Birthday. Congratulations on your achievements and especially for our Dilmah Tea! Pt Chevalier, Auckland."

    Carol Gifford

    Carol Gifford

    New Zealand

  • Dear Mr Fernando May we offer our heartiest congratulations and every best wish to you on your 90th birthday.

    Brian and Fiona Downes

    Brian and Fiona Downes

    New Zealand

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  • "Hearty congratulations, Sir and thank you for making the best tea in the world available to us all. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Trailways in Sri Lanka in 2014, thanks to you. John"

    John Beck

    John Beck

    New Zealand

  • "Happy birthday, wishing you a wonderful day!

    Rhonda Collins

    Rhonda Collins

    New Zealand

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  • I hope you are enjoying a cup of Ran Watte, the champagne of teas. Happy Birthday, and thank you for sharing your kindness with New Zealand - he ra ki tua- (better times are coming) Mary

    Mary Taylor

    Mary Taylor

    New Zealand

  • Happy blessed birthday

    Ro Puna

    Ro Puna

    New Zealand

  • HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr Fernando

    Margaretha Western

    Margaretha Western

    New Zealand

  • "Happy Birthday Mr Fernando Hope you are well, and enjoying some much deserved Birthday pampering. kind regards J and L Wilson"

    Joseph Wilson

    Joseph Wilson

    New Zealand

  • "Best of wishes Mr Merrill J. Fernando on you 90th birthday. We hope you managed to celebrate it well. May you have many more years to share your wonderful teas. Kind regards Edward Hardie"

    Edward Hardie

    Edward Hardie

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday I hope you are enjoying your special Birthday with your family and a cup of tea.

    Linda Kerr

    Linda Kerr

    New Zealand

  • "Happy Birthday to Mr Fernando, Hope you have a great day. Keep up the good work you do, not just in the Tea industry but in your kindness within the community work you also do. Thank you"

    Pat Vuleta

    Pat Vuleta

    New Zealand

  • "Hi Merrill, Happy birthday to you on this special day! Thank you for the business you brought us for many years and of course thank you for the tea! Best regards Vedat"

    Vedat

    Vedat

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday Merrill Uncle/Seeya! Well you're not an uncle as such, even though everyone thinks we're related. But I met you once in Sri Lanka (in 2011) and posted the pic on Facebook today in your honour saying how great you are.

    Harini Fernando

    Harini Fernando

    New Zealand

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  • "Happy 90th Birthday Mr Fernando! Thank you for giving a great portion of your life to the tea industry and making business a matter of human service! Wishing you a wonderful day and blessed year ahead! Rachael"

    Rachael

    Rachael

    New Zealand

  • "Happy 90th Merrill. I had the pleasure of taking tea with you when visiting with Mary Taylor in 2018 . It was wonderful to see some of your projects with disabled children and to learn all about the tea business.

    Elaine Barry Conway

    Elaine Barry Conway

    New Zealand

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  • Happy 90th Birthday. I saw you on Breakfast with Matty McLean and it was an inspiring interview. My husband and I have enjoyed Dilmah tea for many years.

    Duminda

    Duminda

    New Zealand

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  • From us all at Hospice Whanganui in New Zealand, we send our warmest wishes to Merrill for a very special birthday.

    Vee Bee

    Vee Bee

    New Zealand

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  • "Congratulations on your 90th. My husband and I both enjoy your tea. On behalf of the Nurses and patients at Harbour Hospice thank you for your generosity. Best wishes and Happy Birthday."

    Trish Lockie

    Trish Lockie

    New Zealand

  • Wishing you a wonderful 90th birthday.xx

    Isabelle Edmonds

    Isabelle Edmonds

    New Zealand

  • "Birthday greetings Mr Fernando and may God bless you on the occasion of your 90th birthday. I will be celebrating with an extra cup of dilmah"

    Mike Kinsella

    Mike Kinsella

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday. Perhaps something a little stronger than tea for your big day....

    Sue Spence

    Sue Spence

    New Zealand

  • Dear Mr Fernando, I am glad to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 90th birthday. Many years ago you kindly hosted myself and a group of women from New Zealand in your offices and factory in Colombo.

    Donna Denmead

    Donna Denmead

    New Zealand

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  • There is nothing better than a freshly brewed cup of tea to start everyones morning or day......the tea world creation in everyone

    Dhinesh Lal Bala

    Dhinesh Lal Bala

    New Zealand

  • "God has blessed you in so many ways Merrill J. Fernando. And it is our blessing to have you in our lives via your tea!

    Fiona Moverley

    Fiona Moverley

    New Zealand

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  • "We wish you fulfilment and happiness on this special day! It's been a pleasure and honour to work with you over the years. May all life's blessings be yours, on your birthday. From the TOYBOX NZ team"

    Nanette Miles

    Nanette Miles

    New Zealand

  • "Happy 90th Birthday Merrill Fernando! Wishing you an amazing birthday. Thanks for sharing your tea, family and kindness with the world. Aroha and best wishes from Aotearoa. Fiona"

    Fiona Mann

    Fiona Mann

    New Zealand

  • "Wishing you a wonderful birthday Merrill! You are an inspiration, a visionary, with a good and generous heart.

    Amanda Linnell

    Amanda Linnell

    New Zealand

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  • Happy 90th birthday!!! 💝🌺🎂🎂 wowww 70 years of being an inspiration for so many!! 🥰

    Daniela

    Daniela

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday - May you be blessed With a beautiful day filled with love and laughter 🎂❤️🎉

    Debby Wall

    Debby Wall

    New Zealand

  • What a great achievement. I worked in the same building in Auckland as the advertising company that looked after you in those days?

    Robert

    Robert

    New Zealand

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  • A very Happy Birthday to you. I love how you live your life, your philosophy and your generosity to people and organisations in need.

    Angela Mason

    Angela Mason

    New Zealand

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  • Happy birthday!

    Sujeewa W

    Sujeewa W

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday. But also to an Amazing 70 years of inspiration through such a unique blend of Tea and Human Service. I have had the absolute pleasure enjoying the Premium Pure Ceylon Tea.

    Marcus

    Marcus

    New Zealand

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  • "Happy birthday!! Good health to you sir We only drink your tea. Our choice for years Enjoy your day and your family!"

    Brian Wetherall

    Brian Wetherall

    New Zealand

  • Wishing you a very happy birthday. What a special day it is. Thank you so very much for supplying us with a wonderful tea.

    Ayla

    Ayla

    New Zealand

  • Happy 90th Birthday Mr Fernando! How lovely to be able to take this opportunity to not only send you birthday wishes, but to thank you for blending and producing such delicious Earl Grey Tea our favourite of teas.

    Eunice Stott

    Eunice Stott

    New Zealand

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  • All the way from Auckland in New Zealand, our family wishes you Merrill the kindness and joy that you have shared with your gift ...

    Telesia Faafoi

    Telesia Faafoi

    New Zealand

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  • Happy 90th birthday. We love Dimah tea.

    Daphne Dcruz

    Daphne Dcruz

    New Zealand

  • My husband loves your extra strength tea. Thank you for providing quality tea at supermarket prices. Happy 90th birthday to you.

    Barbara Shepheard

    Barbara Shepheard

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Merrill. Keep up the good work for many more years.

    David Houldsworth

    David Houldsworth

    New Zealand

  • "Happy birthday Merrill, Wishing all the very best. You have definitely lifted the standard of TEA in New Zealand. I am a teetotaler and enjoy several cups of Earl Grey while my husband enjoys the English breakfast. I curb my sweet cravings in the afternoon by have a fruity tea. All the very best for you birthday"

    Bronwyn Potter

    Bronwyn Potter

    New Zealand

  • "Happy birthda Sir! I hope you have a blessed day. Thank you for giving back to those who in need and continuing to serve God through your provision. God Bless, Manelka"

    Manelka Fernando

    Manelka Fernando

    New Zealand

  • "Dear Merrill, Hope you have a wonderful celebration for your 90th Birthday. Best wishes from my family in NEW ZEALAND Take care."

    Angie Cho

    Angie Cho

    New Zealand

  • Wishing you a great day and many more to follow. Happy birthday 🎂🎁

    Grace Nattrass

    Grace Nattrass

    New Zealand

  • "Dear Merrill, Dilmah tea is just the best, thank you. May you have many more Birthdays."

    Chris Williams

    Chris Williams

    New Zealand

  • "Congratulations and wishing you a very Happy 90th Birthday. May you have many more birthdays to come. As I write, we are enjoying our first cups of the morning of Dilmah Tea in Dilmah mugs (of course!) - cheers! The Freeman family, Tauranga, New Zealand"

    Christopher and Janet Freeman

    Christopher and Janet Freeman

    New Zealand

  • From us all at Hospice Whanganui in New Zealand, we send our warmest wishes to Merrill for a very special birthday.

    Hospice Whanganui

    Hospice Whanganui

    New Zealand

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  • "Happy birthday young man you look amazing for 90 have a beautiful day from our whanau we buy dilmah when we have a little extra cash so it is our treat thankyou xxxx Arohanu always Jan and Gordon xxxx"

    Jan and Gordon

    Jan and Gordon

    New Zealand

  • "A very Happy Birthday to you !!! 90 years young , Congratulations From your #1 fans in New Zealand The Puryer Family"

    Katherine Puryer

    Katherine Puryer

    New Zealand

  • Many happy returns on your well deserved long and productive life. I have enjoyed Dilmah for many years.

    Linda Lang

    Linda Lang

    New Zealand

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  • Happy birthday hope you enjoy your day

    Bronwyn Earney

    Bronwyn Earney

    New Zealand

  • "Happy birthday!! Good health to you sir We only drink your tea. Our choice for years Enjoy your day and your family!"

    Brian Wetherall

    Brian Wetherall

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday I so much like your tea do not have coffee again I try all the flavours but suppose Earl Grey is still my favourite xx

    Kay banks

    Kay banks

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday! That’s is a wonderful age🎂

    Claudia m Page

    Claudia m Page

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday. Love your story. Love your tea. Miss the tea party on NZ cricket. Take care. Enjoy.

    Linda Hohaia

    Linda Hohaia

    New Zealand

  • Awesome @90yrs. Love your tea. We are sure there are still a lot of years left in your 'teapot' :-)

    Christine & Malcolm

    Christine & Malcolm

    New Zealand

  • "Dear Mr Fernando, Firstly I would like to thank you for your wonderful tea, which I have enjoyed for 30 years. We only buy and recommend your brand to friends and family.

    Nicki

    Nicki

    New Zealand

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  • Happy Birthday Mr Fernando and congratulations for your long and exceptional contribution to the Sri Lankan tea industry and all levels of Sri Lankan society. Very best wishes to you for many more years of good health and great happiness.

    Patrick Conor

    Patrick Conor

    New Zealand

  • "Have a beautiful celebration of your milestone. Yash"

    Yash

    Yash

    New Zealand

  • "Happy Birthday and many happy returns! I have been enjoying your Dilmah tea for over 25 years! Best wishes Peter"

    Peter Stone

    Peter Stone

    New Zealand

  • "Happy Birthday Merrill and enjoy something stronger in your tea on your birthday! Keep up your good work and may you enjoy your days in the sunshine."

    John Bourke

    John Bourke

    New Zealand

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Dilmah from the Blood Bank at Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand. We love your tea! You did it right! :)

    Priya Kumar

    Priya Kumar

    New Zealand

  • Please accept my best wishes on attaining your 90th year you have been an inspiration to many of us in business in NZ and your familiar catch cry of do try my Dilmah has entered the Kiwi lexicon.

    Warwick Talbut

    Warwick Talbut

    New Zealand

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  • Felicitations from New Zealand on this auspicious day, Mr Fernando. We love your tea here. All the best to you and your family and look forward to hearing you say 'Do try it' for many years to come.

    Peter Malcouronne

    Peter Malcouronne

    New Zealand

  • You have been gracing our TV and our tea for many many years. Thankyou for being the gracious friendly face of Dilmah for so many years. Best wishes on your 90th Birthday

    carol

    carol

    New Zealand

  • I watched the interview on the good morning show with Merrill J. Fernando of Dilmah Teas.

    Leigh McGowan

    Leigh McGowan

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  • Happy Birthday Merrill, we’re a tea loving family and out favourite is English Breakfast but for winter it’s the Cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and nutmeg with a dollop of ginger honey stirred in.

    Linda van der Walt

    Linda van der Walt

  • Happy 90th birthday Merrill, what a great achievement. I love Dilmah Premium.

    Bianca Harper

    Bianca Harper

  • Happy 90th birthday Merrill, what a great achievement. I love Dilmah Premium.

    Bianca Harper

    Bianca Harper

  • Happy birthday 💐 I love the Arabian Mint tea which I have only had a couple of times when a friend bought a box of mixed teas back from holiday.

    Lynda Selwood

    Lynda Selwood

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  • My husband and I have been drinking the Premium blend for a long time now but we do enjoy a lot of the other blends also. We have lots of the Dilmah tea blends and they all taste amazing Love this tea It’s part of our family. Congratulations 70yrs in tea and your 90th Birthday 🙏🎉

    Micki Hall

    Micki Hall

  • Happy Birthday Merril! Today is my birthday too!

    Janice Tait

    Janice Tait

  • Happy birthday Merrill and what an amazing example of being excellent in this messy world we live in. I love your English breakfast and my daughter tries every tea you bring out. Sharing a moment with a cuppa is something we should all do more. Enjoy your day and many more making tea 😊

    Lizzie McColl

    Lizzie McColl

  • Happy birthday Merril hope that you have a wonderful day. Thank you so much for your very generous support of all hospices in New Zealand with you wonderful free supply of your tea,s. It makes everyone feel at home and gives a great deal of comfort Thank you.

    Jan Milburn

    Jan Milburn

  • I love the Earl Grey blend as well as the English Breakfast blend. I find Dilmah teas to be more stronger tasting than other teas and I love it! Happy birthday to Mr Fernando :)

    Reena Singh

    Reena Singh

  • It was so nice seeing you on TV this morning Merril. You're looking fantastic!! Congratulations and Happy 90th. Our favourite blend is raspberry and coconut infusion followed closely by Premium.

    Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

  • Happy birthday Merril, my favourite Dilmah blend is extra strength, its delicious, would love to win this as Dilmah is my favourite brand of tea. Thank you for a chance to win.

    Amanda Snelgar

    Amanda Snelgar

  • Dilmah Earl Grey, our go to forever. Fabulous refreshing cup of tea anytime. Many highs and lows have been celebrated or sorted out over a cuppa. Happy Birthday Merrill.

    Dorice Walmisley

    Dorice Walmisley

  • Love the Tangerine, Rose and Grapefruit. Also enjoy white tea. Though many I blends i haven’t tried that sound wonderful. Congratulations on 70 years. Great tea!

    Bronwyn Carruthers

    Bronwyn Carruthers

  • Happy birthday what an achievement. I have been drinking your Dilmah tea for as long as I can remember.I am 10yrs younger than you and just love your strong flavour,also a fan of the flavoured range but nothing better than a good old cup of strong flavoured Dilmah to start the day and keep me going all day.

    Marj Alan Dawe

    Marj Alan Dawe

  • English Breakfast is a winner for us. Love your range of tea - so many options. Happiest of birthdays & a big congratulations on Dimah's 70 years in tea ❤

    Kerri Bolt

    Kerri Bolt

  • Congratulations 'Mr Dilmah' Merril on your 90th Birthday and for 70 years in tea. Thank you for being kind and ethical. We have been drinking Dilmah tea for many years and really love Dilmah English Breakfast tea. Wishing you and your family good health.

    Cecilia Mooney

    Cecilia Mooney

  • Love a good cup of English breakfast tea, but I always have a cup of Camomile before bed .What a wonderful way to celebrate the founders 90 birthday , thank you for the chance

    Lesley McIntosh

    Lesley McIntosh

  • I was fortunate to hear you speak in Napier a few years ago such inspiration. My favorite tea is English Breakfast and Earl Grey . Happy Birthday

    Margaret Dennis

    Margaret Dennis

  • Happy 90'th Merrill! I remember seeing you in Sri Lanka in 1985. FAntastic visit to your tea plantation! I love Earl Grey on a daily basis and I try other teas from time to time - so I love them all!

    Joan Brown

    Joan Brown

  • Happy Birthday Merril. I LOVE the Earl grey and English breakfast. On a nice rainy winters day, watching some old British classics I cannot do without my tea and biscuits

    Nicola Jones

    Nicola Jones

  • I am in love with the good old premium and sometimes the extra strength. You would probably be shocked at how many cups of tea a day I have out of 1 of my Dilmah mugs 😂😂 wishing you a Happy Birthday

    Heather Mai

    Heather Mai

  • I love a good cup of tea and Dilmah is always a good cup of tea no matter what blend. Happy birthday fellow Taurean! 💖

    Maree Riordan

    Maree Riordan

  • My favourite dilmah tea has got to be earl grey.So classic refreshing first thing in the morning the only way to start the day.Congratulations on a milestone birthday.Many happy returns of the day.

    Alison Joy McColl

    Alison Joy McColl

  • Happy birthday your tea is a testament to your good health! Everyday English Breakfast especially loose tea. Nothing surpasses making a pot of tea. Always a good reason to have 2 cups rather than 1!😁

    Raewyn Williams

    Raewyn Williams

  • My husband loves your Earl Grey. Congratulations on 70 years, amazing milestone as is your 90th birthday.

    Sally Dunbar

    Sally Dunbar

  • My hubby and I absolutely love your tea, we usually have your leaf premium tea at least 3 times a day, thank you for the amazing quality tea, we do also drink other teas out of you range of teas.Happy birthday I wish you a very beautiful day. Xox

    Paula Anne Harris

    Paula Anne Harris

  • Happy birthday. Congratulations on 70 years in business. I have only tried old English breakfast tea. Would love to try more different types of tea.

    Kim Williams

    Kim Williams

  • Congratulations on such significant milestones Merril 🎉 I am a self confessed tea snob! My favorite all day tea is Dilmah Premium. Dilmah Earl Grey is my special treat cuppa. ☕

    Liesa Moore

    Liesa Moore

  • I am not a big tea drinker, just wanted to wish Happy Birthday! Such a milestone and achievement with Dilmah. Today I will have a cup of premium just to toast for your health and wellbeing Mr Fernando!

    Esther D Watai

    Esther D Watai

  • Always been an extra strong girl but recently tried tumeric,cinnamon,ginger and nutmeg - what a great brew. Happy Birthday Merrill enjoyed your interview with Matty this morning

    Carmel McDowall

    Carmel McDowall

  • My favourite is Tangerine Rose and Grapefruit. Happy birthday to Merrill..

    Robyn Cameron

    Robyn Cameron

  • What is my favourite blend? This one, Dilmah Premium. Even better with Lockdown because I get to have more while working at home. 😋

    Kerry Smith

    Kerry Smith

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  • Dilmah loose leaf Earl Grey has always been my favourite, poured lovingly into a beautiful fine bone china cup. Happy birthday Mr Fernando, and thanks for 70 years of delicious tea.

    Carol Hastings

    Carol Hastings

  • Happy Birthday!! I love tea, especially Dilmah premium and Dilmah green tea. Definitely drank a lot over lockdown!

    Fiona Forrest

    Fiona Forrest

  • Happy birthday. Thank you for your lovely teas and wonderful community spirit. We mainly drink your Premium loose leaf tea.

    Lynn Westerman

    Lynn Westerman

  • Congratulations to both milestones and Happy Birthday to Merrill Fernando! Love the blueberry and pomegranate fruit tea - an absolute all time favourite in my household!

    Karen W  Teo

    Karen W Teo

  • Happy birthday Merrill, to be so fit and healthy at ‘90 is a great testament that tea is good for one. Love to join you for your 100th in the future.

    Shirley Crampton

    Shirley Crampton

  • Ours is the Premium box, would love to try other tea. Happy birthday For your 90th and 70 years Dilmah

    Heather Geddes

    Heather Geddes

  • Happy birthday Merrill, thank you for making such delightful teas. You can't beat Earl Grey tea though, love the Bergamont flavour. I have 3 packets in my pantry to make sure I don't run out over lock down.

    Colleen Burrell

    Colleen Burrell

  • Birthday wishes Merrill. My 1st choice is Dilmah Earl Grey extra strength. Great day starter.

    Gary Inwood

    Gary Inwood

  • My mum and I changed tea brands many years ago when she got this cute Dilmah teapot in a supermarket promotion. We started drinking English Breakfast and I still do, even though it's 16 years since mum passed away. Thankyou for the gift and Happy Birthday.

    Lynette Mitchell

    Lynette Mitchell

  • White tea, Robois, English Breakfast are my most favorable go to teas. But I can also appreciate your blends and other black and green teas. Never disappointed. And most of all Happy Birthday!

    Barbara Hampe

    Barbara Hampe

  • Merrill is an amazing man who believes wealth should be shared and his range of teas are part of that. Happy Birthday, have an amazing day with your family. I'm having a birthday tomorrow and your teas would be great to celebrate with it, I do love your English Breakfast tea.

    Wendy Murphy

    Wendy Murphy

  • I absolutely love all the Dilmah range but the Earl Grey Tea is one of my many favourites 💗💕Happy Birthday Merrill 🎂

    Aleishia Redfern

    Aleishia Redfern

  • Happy 90th Birthday Merrill and I so love your herbal teas. I always have a Dilmah Chamomile before retiring for the night. We hope you have a great day love from New Zealand.

    Topsy Boult

    Topsy Boult

  • Happy birthday, the best tea in my opinion is earl grey, followed by with peppermint and the ginger blends. Merrill you done a wonderful job with all the flavors you have blended, keep up the good work. 🙂

    Sharon Rohtmets

    Sharon Rohtmets

  • Rose and French Vanilla 🥰 keep meaning to buy it online, I haven't seen it in shops again since I returned from overseas last year and I miss it. Happy birthday Mr Fernando 😎

    Bonny Anderson

    Bonny Anderson

  • I have always loved the Earl Grey.It keeps me positive in these trying times.Happy Birthday Merrill.Love the Royal Albert set too.

    Deborah Topham

    Deborah Topham

  • Happy Birthday Merrill . I love Dilmah premium tea. Being home during lockdown has meant it’s always on hand and is a perfect brew everytime.

    Tracy Smith

    Tracy Smith

  • I love Dilmah extra strength tea. Happy 90th birthday Merrill J Fernando. That just shows tea must be good for you!

    Marlene Okeroa

    Marlene Okeroa

  • As an Obsessive tea drinking PomWho drinks litres of Dilmah every day, I absolutely Love the extra strong Earl Grey tea I have never tasted anything that ever matches it. Happy birthday and thank you for producing such fine Tea ☕️

    Shona Williams

    Shona Williams

  • Congratulations on your 90th birthday a remarkable milestone. My favourite tea blend is Earl Grey

    Shelagh West

    Shelagh West

  • Happy Birthday. I love your peppermint tea. It's the best. Would love to try some of your other blends with this voucher though.

    Kathryn Wheeler

    Kathryn Wheeler

  • Happy birthday to Merril. Your Caramel Ginger & Coconut is my favorite. Your support to hospice is awesome. This prize is amazing.

    Vicky Crawford

    Vicky Crawford

  • Have a wonderful birthday. I only drink tea (lots!) and my favourite is the classic English Breakfast, a great start to my day.

    Angela Stoebener

    Angela Stoebener

  • We drink tea everyday, I love spice tea with ginger cinnamon and nutmeg And Dilmah is a great choice for us..we love extra strong flavor Thanks and happy birthday

    Kamal Sandhu

    Kamal Sandhu

  • My Dads favourite is Dilmah Earl Grey tea - would love to win this for him! Happy Birthday 🥳

    Monique Goedhart

    Monique Goedhart

  • My favourite blend is Dilmah Earl Grey. Happy birthday Merrill. Enjoy.

    Shelley Wilson

    Shelley Wilson

  • My go to tea is Dilmah's extra strength English breakfast. Happy birthday. One day I'd love to visit your plantation in Sri Lanka.

    Helen Coyte

    Helen Coyte

  • Dilmah tea - the best by far. Amazing to hear the owner share on breakfast this morning. 90 years young... Wow! He looks awesome! 70 years in tea creation.. Congrats

    Fraser Kearse

    Fraser Kearse

  • My other half drinks nothing but Dilmah premium, loves it - great tea, Dilmah does so much, happy birthday

    Tessa Blaymires

    Tessa Blaymires

  • Happy birthday to Merrill and way to go for making lovely tea for 70 years! My favourite is your Earl Grey 😍

    Mo Collins

    Mo Collins

  • Happy 90th Birthday Merrill. I love Dilmah English Breakfast tea in the morning, and Tangerine Rose and Grapefruit in the evenings. Such great tea.

    Ruth Burdekin

    Ruth Burdekin

  • Congratulations on both milestones,love Dilmah tea, when I have the time I prefer using tea leaves and the good old teapot.

    Vicki N Ashley Wilson

    Vicki N Ashley Wilson

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  • The only tea I drink is Dilmah Earl Grey extra strength. The extra strength & aroma is beautiful. Happy Birthday Mr Dilmah

    Christine Hollis

    Christine Hollis

  • Congratulation Merrill you called at our Hotel on your way to Akaroa many years ago i was able to show your 2 sons the only tea we had was Dilmar for our customers and it is still the only tea we drink .Good health and keep safe at this time .

    Joy Tarling

    Joy Tarling

  • Love the Premium box. We own a coffee cart but prefer to drink tea when we're at home. Happy Birthday Merrill 🥳

    Michelle Bisley

    Michelle Bisley

  • Happy birthday Merril. I grew up watching Dilmah's ad that comes with Merril's famous line "Do Try". Glad that my parents did try the Dilmah and since then the whole family's been a loyal fans to Dilmah. Our favorite blend is the "Extra Strength".

    Susan Olivia

    Susan Olivia

  • Good old English breakfast is my favourite blend. Happy birthday Merrill.

    Sally Barry

    Sally Barry

  • Our day starts with Dilmah premium but in the afternoon a lovely cup of Earl Grey. Thankyou, I now and then try others but always come back to you. Happy Birthday you share the day with my eldest Daughter

    Wendy Wisbey

    Wendy Wisbey

  • Happy Birthday Merrill 🎂 they all have some good wellbeing properties. My fave is the Dilmah Pure Green Tea :-)

    Tracy Berghan

    Tracy Berghan

  • Happy Birthday Merrill 🎂 they all have some good wellbeing properties. My fave is the Dilmah Pure Green Tea :-)

    Tracy Berghan

    Tracy Berghan

  • Congrats and this is awesome of you. Green and lemon great way to ease the tummy when not well. Thanx

    Helen Collis

    Helen Collis

  • Happy birthday to a friend wonderful man and Dilmah teas. I have tried many different teas over the years but the best is DILMAH by far. I have alot of the favorites which I enjoy throughout the day. The best is Earl Grey strong in the morning or late at night. But also the Jasmine tea. Happy birthday Merrill 🎂🎂🎂🍰🍰🍾🍾🍾🍾☕☕☕

    Cherie Ham

    Cherie Ham

  • Happy birthday Merrill. I love dilmah tea. I would share this with my mum while we catch up and talk about things.

    Eugenia Rowe

    Eugenia Rowe

  • Merril happy birthday 🥂🥂 Earl gray is the tea for me I must say you dont look 70 on tv

    Tracey Bennett

    Tracey Bennett

  • Love the dilmah premium! It’s the only kind of tea allowed in this house! Many happy returns to you Merril

    Kate Lilley

    Kate Lilley

  • Happy 90th birthday Merrill and what an achievement 70yrs of tea making!! We're a split tea drinking house, DH love Dilmah premium tea bags and I love the new fruit and spice teas especially with winter knocking on the door.

    Margaret Hutson

    Margaret Hutson

  • Happy birthday merril, our favoutites are English breakfast and premium blends, always available in this house.

    Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson

  • Happy birthday Merrill, I love many of your blends at the moment I have mango, ginger, Turmeric with black pepper.

    Katie Kerrigan

    Katie Kerrigan

  • Happy Birthday Merrill, many more to you, English Breakfast is our favourite and loose leaf tea as well.

    Sharleather Wilson

    Sharleather Wilson

  • Happy birthday, and the favourite is probably holy basil, ginger, lemon and lemongrass! We also always have English breakfast and earl grey in the house 😊

    Sharon Chadwick

    Sharon Chadwick

  • Happy birthday, and the favourite is probably holy basil, ginger, lemon and lemongrass! We also always have English breakfast and earl grey in the house 😊

    Sharon Chadwick

    Sharon Chadwick

  • Happy birthday..your early gray English breakfast tea and your relaxing herbal ones

    Cathy Smith

    Cathy Smith

  • Dilmah english breakfast is the best tea I have ever had just black enjoyable been drinking for nearly 30 years now Happy 90th birthday

    Gill Reid

    Gill Reid

  • English breakfast but that's because I have not ventured far from this flavour..would love to explore 'tea'. Happy Birthday 🎉

    Netty Gaaga Williams

    Netty Gaaga Williams

  • Happy birthday and thank you so much for you wonderful delicious teas. I love English breakfast and earl grey but especially extra strength. I put it in the coffee pot so I have tea on hand all day 🥰

    Lisa Milne

    Lisa Milne

  • I love Dilmah English Breakfast and Earl Grey tea, Congratulations on 90 th birthday to Mr Fernando and 70th birthday to Dilmah tea!

    Promil Ka

    Promil Ka

  • Happy Birthday. My husband's favorite tea is Dilmahs Extra Strength. I love the Dilmah decaffeinated tea. Tho I haven't been able to get it for a while.

    Lorelle Wood

    Lorelle Wood

  • The Rose with French Vanilla is my favourite go to tea. Congrats on 70 years in the fine tea range!

    Grace Lim

    Grace Lim

  • What a gorgeous prize, congrats on 70 years and your 90th birthday. My favourites are Dilmah English Breakfast and Dilmah Green Tea, depending on what mood I’m in 🙂

    CarolynMatt Rofe

    CarolynMatt Rofe

  • It would have to be the Dilmah Green Tea and Jasmine (delicious)- Loose leaf (so you can adjust how much you want to add to the pot.

    Bobbie Clemens-Mackie

    Bobbie Clemens-Mackie

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  • Happy birthday Merril....love the dilmah range and our favourite is the Earl Gray

    Farzana Khan

    Farzana Khan

  • For me it just my everyday drink all the time tea. After being raised in the 60’S on Choysa, I love Dilmah as my choice for home. Happy Birthday.

    Kate Watson

    Kate Watson

  • Every morning without fail its english breakfast. With a couple of gingernuts to dunk. Perfect breakfast. Happy 90th bday, thanks breakfast for the chance to win.

    Lorena Pollock

    Lorena Pollock

  • We love Dilmah original tea. Don't drink any other brand of tea. Happy 90th birthday Merrill. 😀

    Ngaire McLuckie

    Ngaire McLuckie

  • Absolutely love your tea. Thank you for your new and wonderful infusions. And have a very Happy Birthday from all of us here at Ardlussa, Southland Nz

    Jennifer Hewitt

    Jennifer Hewitt

  • Wow 70 years in Tea and a 90th birthday what an achievement to be proud of! 🎊

    Aby Andrews

    Aby Andrews

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  • Happy birthday Mr Fernando! Love all Dilmah teas! Was star struck when he visited my old work last time he was in New Zealand :)

    Sarah Keenan

    Sarah Keenan

  • I only buy Dilmah tea and love the loose tea. Happy 90.th birthday Merrill

    Linda Brown

    Linda Brown

  • Happy 90th Birthday Merrill and a huge congratulations on 70 years in business. Your products are amazing. Love Dilmah

    Pamela Jane Campbell

    Pamela Jane Campbell

  • My favourite would have to be Dilmah Extra Strength, great way to start the day, Happy Birthday!

    Anne Gill

    Anne Gill

  • Been enjoying Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger & Nutmeg at the moment one of few favorites as always buy Dilmah "Please try it." Happy 90th birthday 🥳🎂

    Robert Carston

    Robert Carston

  • Been enjoying Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger & Nutmeg at the moment one of few favorites as always buy Dilmah "Please try it." Happy 90th birthday 🥳🎂

    Robert Carston

    Robert Carston

  • I love tea i drink it every day my fave atm is camomile cause im having trouble with sleep so few people sugested to drink some camomile tea an it works for me an massive happy bday merrill 😀 wow 90 doesnt look a day over 65 Annea Keates

    Irene Rose Jelicich

    Irene Rose Jelicich

  • Tangerine Rose & Grapefruit as it tastes as delicious as it sounds! Dilmah you do such flavorful teas, and you know its quality. A HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY Merril J Fernando!!

    Amanda Tobeck

    Amanda Tobeck

  • Happy 90th Birthday to Merrill J Fernando. My favourite tea is Dilmah English Breakfast.

    Sue Davies

    Sue Davies

  • Our favourite tea would have to be the Dilmah loose Green Tea. Mmmm, the first sip and taste is super delicious, tasty and satisfying. Thank you Merrill Fernando and a "Happy 70th Years" in the tea business and a very "Happy 90th Birthday" to you. 🎂🍨💖🌺

    Frances Aekins

    Frances Aekins

  • Oh your English Breakfast Tea - every morning without fail as I find its the only way to start the day ....and Happy Birthday

    Tracy Shackleton

    Tracy Shackleton

  • I love Dilmah English Breakfast :-) Happy birthday Merrill :-) I hope you have a great day with your family :-)

    Maureen Lindsay

    Maureen Lindsay

  • English breakfast is our favourite. Love dilmah and love that they support hospice. Happy birthday 🥳

    Ange Hirst

    Ange Hirst

  • Happy birthday Merrill. Dilmah tea is the best have converted everyone I work with to the pleasure of real tea leaves in a pot. Simply the best👍😊🍵☕

    Libby Walker

    Libby Walker

  • Happy Birthday Mr Fernando 💖 I love all dilmah tea, as do my whole family. Every breakfast, lunch and dinner we always have at least english breakfast after our meals, together or in our respective homes.

    Tia Payne

    Tia Payne

  • Happy Birthday 🥳 I’d love to win this for my sister n law Eve-Lyne Gauthier she loves tea, I know she enjoys a Dilmah English breakfast and many others from Dilmah.

    Kate Hall

    Kate Hall

  • Happy 90th birthday Mr Fernando. Great milestone and great tea. My favourite Dilmah blend is greentea and jasmine. I drink it daily.💜

    Karen Ost

    Karen Ost

  • Dilmah premium! The Rose with French Vanilla is also a lovely tea! Happy Birthday!! There is nothing better than a lovely cup of tea 😊

    Sheridan Searle

    Sheridan Searle

  • Dilmah premium! The Rose with French Vanilla is also a lovely tea! Happy Birthday!! There is nothing better than a lovely cup of tea 😊

    Sheridan Searle

    Sheridan Searle

  • Best Wishes and congratulations! I simply love Earl Grey extra strong. My favourite drink.😋

    Eileen Phillips

    Eileen Phillips

  • Congratulations on both these awesome milestones🎉🎊....Earl Grey is our favourite tea, thank you for many amazing flavours😍😍

    Lesley Grima

    Lesley Grima

  • Wahoo 90 years young happy birthday. Great prize as well

    Carol Davies

    Carol Davies

  • Every morning I make myself the perfect cup of Dilmah Premium Earl Grey using the teabags. LOVE it! Thanks and Happy Birthday Merrill. ☕️

    Sonja Hurley

    Sonja Hurley

  • Congratulations on a wonderful milestone ... a 90th birthday ... Dilmah Earl Grey is my go to tea ... I actually call it my calming tea ... when I'm feeling frazzled ... calms my mind and restores my well being ... nothing better ... ☕🌱🍃🌈

    Chris Kremer

    Chris Kremer

  • Happy Birthday Merrill. My favorite team is Dilmah Extra Strong. Great as a wake up brew.

    Cath Gettins

    Cath Gettins

  • Love our dilmah earl grey tea my favorite. Best earl grey on the market. Happy birthday to you.

    Di Fraser

    Di Fraser

  • Happy birthday mr Dilmah my favorite Dilmah tea is Green tea with Ginger yummy I have a cup every morning sometimes two or three i love it 😍

    Tammi Stoddart

    Tammi Stoddart

  • I go way back with Dilmah - now buying packs of 100 Premium & Extra Strength & always Earl Grey 💓as well. Happy Birthday Mr Fernando !!

    Gill Gane

    Gill Gane

  • My daily go to is Dilmah decaffeinated tea. But I love treating myself to the Chocolate Turmeric Ginger & Almond Dilmah infusion. Divine! Happy Birthday Mr Fernando.

    Fiona Louise

    Fiona Louise

  • I love the Rose with French Vanilla. What a great gift,happy birthday to you. Thank you

    Janette Smith

    Janette Smith

  • Happy birthday Would love to win this would make a nice mothers day Pressie for myself

    Kathee Ballantine

    Kathee Ballantine

  • Earl Grey tea and a Royal Albert tea set...is there anything closer to heaven than that.....pure bliss. 🥰 Happy Birthday Mr Fernando 🎉 ☕️

    Shona Mabon

    Shona Mabon

  • Mango,ginger,tumeric with black pepper is my favorite. Spicy and yum! Happy birthday to Merrill J Fernando! 90yrs old? Holds his age well.🎁🎂☕

    Paula Kendall

    Paula Kendall

  • Congratulations on both milestones...fabulous. I love Dilmah's Darjeeling tea❣️☕

    Andrea Treasure

    Andrea Treasure

  • My mum would love to win, English breakfast is her tea of choice. Me I love my green tea. Happy birthday 🎂

    Michelle Konz

    Michelle Konz

  • Dilmah english breakfast, but love the green tea too. Congratulations on 90 your years and Happy birthday.

    Margaret Bray

    Margaret Bray

  • What a blessing your tea has been. Was brought up on Earl Grey when mum was alive RIL. it's been a fav of mine (now 40) but also enjoyed Peppermint & cinnamon 😁 Happy Birthday Dilmah Fams 🥳

    Allana Bredina Lakem Tumu

    Allana Bredina Lakem Tumu

  • Happy 90th birthday to you Merrill. Hope you have had a good day. I really enjoy drinking Dilmah premium tea

    Gaylene Parshot

    Gaylene Parshot

  • Happy 70 Years Dilmah Tea 🥰 and Happy 90th Birthday Merrill 🥳 FABULOUS CELEBRATION. I love a Dilmah Earl Grey and found of Darjeeling too 🌼 thank you for the enjoyment of each cup x

    Mel Kenzie

    Mel Kenzie

  • I love the earl grey and premium blend. Happy birthday Mr Fernando

    Faith Dyason-Adams

    Faith Dyason-Adams

  • Happy birthday Merril! I love your premium blend. I love your kindness philosophy you talked about this morning on breakfast about sharing wealth.

    Kate Roil

    Kate Roil

  • I love English breakfast but partial to a little earl grey too. Happy birthday Mr Dilmah

    Adrienne Mist

    Adrienne Mist

  • I love English breakfast but partial to a little earl grey too. Happy birthday Mr Dilmah

    Adrienne Mist

    Adrienne Mist

  • I love Dilmah Earl Grey.. Happy birthday Merrill.

    Suzi Esler

    Suzi Esler

  • It the only tea I drink. Congrats to the team. Happy birthday xx

    Maria Ellins

    Maria Ellins

  • Congratulations on both milestones! We only drink Dilmah in our house, no other compares! English breakfast and decaf for the kids ☺️ Zoë Frisby

    Carli Frisby

    Carli Frisby

  • Strawberry and licorice is my favorite..... happy birthday, you look great for 90!!!!

    Teresa Ikenasio

    Teresa Ikenasio

  • Our favourite is Dilmah Premium Pure Ceylon tea. Think we have been through 4-5 packs during lockdown 👌 But that Ceylon Cinnamon Spice tea looks so good 😍. This is such a neat prize pack. Happy birthday Mr Fernando!🥳🥳

    Dalin Brown

    Dalin Brown

  • Happy birthday. I love English breakfast it’s the best tea in the world

    Aimee Wootton-Brockman Palmer

    Aimee Wootton-Brockman Palmer

  • Love your extra strong tea. always get a good cuppa with that one. Happy Birthday Mr. Fernando

    Marlene Philpott

    Marlene Philpott

  • I love English Breakfast but as a tea addict, I try all flavours. Happy 90th Birthday! Loved watching Matty’s chat with you this morning.

    Tracy Utting-Buchanan

    Tracy Utting-Buchanan

  • Dilmah premium blend is our favourite the best tea bags! Biggest happy birthday 🥳

    Annemarie Denton

    Annemarie Denton

  • Dilmah tea my every day tea. Happy birthday and congratulations.

    Susan Loveridge

    Susan Loveridge

  • Moroccan Mint Green tea is my fav 😍 Happy Birthday!

    Reece Toutai

    Reece Toutai

  • It would be a lovely drink to share with visitors - post bubble of course. Happy Birthday

    Glenys Sharpe

    Glenys Sharpe

  • Good old English breakfast is what I'm drinking right now even. Happy birthday and thanks for sharing a birthday pressie

    Roseanne Crockett

    Roseanne Crockett

  • Happy Birthday Merrill J Fernando. I love a good cup of English breakfast tea that I can dip my biscuits into

    Sarah Hargreaves

    Sarah Hargreaves

  • Happy birthday I drink Dilmah Premium, and would love to get more to try.

    Kerrin Nalder

    Kerrin Nalder

  • I love the Tangerine, rose and grapefruit tea 💛 Happy birthday Merrill

    Marike Van Der Merwe

    Marike Van Der Merwe

  • Happy Birthday Merrill - we love your English Breakfast 😍

    Sandra Grindrod

    Sandra Grindrod

  • Happy Birthday Merril I love the English breakfast best but I love all of them really

    Latasha Logan

    Latasha Logan

  • Love my brilliant breakfast tea! Happy birthday Mr Dilmah

    Lele Brown

    Lele Brown

  • Happy birthday Merrill! What an achievement! We love the premium dilmah here. It’s our everyday tea 💕

    Abbey Bryce

    Abbey Bryce

  • French vanilla and rose, or premium ❤️ Congratulations and happy birthday 🥳

    Daksha Sukha

    Daksha Sukha

  • I love having a awesome cup of tea first thing in the morning. Nothing beats the Fragrant Jasmine Green Tea! 😊🍵 Congrats on your 70th and Happy 90th Birthday! 🎉

    Lisa Yee

    Lisa Yee

  • Earl gray is the greatest! Happy birthday!

    Catherine Fairweather

    Catherine Fairweather

  • Happy birthday! Tangerine, rose and grapefruit for me 😁 what a lovely prize pack. ☕️

    Genevieve Anderson

    Genevieve Anderson

  • Have a very happy birthday Merril. I love your English Breakfast tea. Favorite in our household.

    Dave Leanne Mikkelsen

    Dave Leanne Mikkelsen

  • Happy Birthday Merrill J Fernando 💐My favourite Dilmah tea would have to be the Tangerine, Rose and Grapefruit tea, it’s so fresh. 🍮

    Lynda Renner

    Lynda Renner

  • Happy birthday Mr Fernando. My favourite blend is English Breakfast

    Christine Lundy

    Christine Lundy

  • I love Dilmah Earl Grey ☕️ Happy birthday Mr Fernando!

    Nemisha Chhana

    Nemisha Chhana

  • Happy birthday!!! And thank you for your beautiful tea!! Mine is good old English Breakfast! BEST TEA IN THE WORLD

    Carly Rurehe-Blank

    Carly Rurehe-Blank

  • Love their Earl grey truly the best ..happy 90th birthday 🎉🎉

    Susan Maclean

    Susan Maclean

  • Happy birthday Merril you look amazing. My favourite tea is English Breakfast

    Christine Cawdron

    Christine Cawdron

  • English Breakfast is my favorite have it everyday-HappyBirthday Merril with best wishes

    Olive King

    Olive King

  • Happy birthday Merrill J Fernando! And 70 years in tea! That’s incredible 🙂 what huge milestones to celebrate over a lovely hot cuppa of pure green tea 🍵❤️

    Abby Forde

    Abby Forde

  • Oh I love Dilmah tea. It is the perfect blend! Happy Birthday 🎉

    Amanda Henriksen

    Amanda Henriksen

  • Happy birthday . I live on strong black Dilmah tea all day long . Nothing better !

    Anne Gallagher

    Anne Gallagher

  • Happy birthday Merrill I love the caramel, ginger and coconut rooibos blend. Can you bring back the strawberry one pretty please!

    Sarah Weaver

    Sarah Weaver

  • Happy birthday!

    Larnie Reid

    Larnie Reid

  • Loves this drop, what an awesome prize!

    James Shaw

    James Shaw

  • Good old English Breakfast is a fav...congrats on 70 years and a Happy Birthday Merrill 🎉

    Karyn George

    Karyn George

  • Happy 90th birthday Merrill! I love the premium tea ❤️ but keen to try other flavors & share with my amazing colleagues in ICU

    Vicki Bell

    Vicki Bell

  • Happy Birthday Merrill. My favourite tea is our pure Camomile

    Ivy Jane Morley

    Ivy Jane Morley

  • Happy birthday to you. My favourite tea is good ol English Breakfast 💕💕💕

    Karyn Levinger Berman

    Karyn Levinger Berman

  • Green tea is perfection. My pantry essentials - top shelf stuff for a top product. Happy birthday 🌱🌱☕️☕️🎂😁

    Sandra Whipp

    Sandra Whipp

  • Happy birthday Merrill my favourite tea is your Earl Grey in the mornings

    Robyn Van Den Hurk

    Robyn Van Den Hurk

  • Happy 90th birthday , ☕🍰, Extera strength tea is the one for me . Thank you for staying around .💚

    Julie Mckenzie

    Julie Mckenzie

  • Pure green tea is my favourite blend in Dilmah! Happy Birthday 🥳

    Alex Samotoi

    Alex Samotoi

  • Happy Birthday. I love the dilmah premium drink it everyday ☺️

    Ashleigh Kim

    Ashleigh Kim

  • Happy birthday Merril. We love the premium

    Andrea Webb

    Andrea Webb

  • Happy birthday 🎂

    Bonnie James

    Bonnie James

  • I love m Dilmah Premium, always been my favourite tea! Happy birthday and congrats!

    Martine Kimpton

    Martine Kimpton

  • Happy birthday Mr Fernando, thank you for your contribution to supplying Hospices with Dilmah tea. Do enjoy your well deserved birthday celebrations with your friends and family 🤩

    Miriama Corbett

    Miriama Corbett

  • Happy 90th Birthday. I enjoy the Tangerine, Rose and Grapefruit Tea and Earl Grey Breakfast. Love the Tea Set!!🥰

    Sandra Smedley

    Sandra Smedley

  • Happy birthday Merrill, next time you are visiting I would love you to join me with a cup of Dilmah extra strength tea. Don’t take too long for our joint tea experience ☕️ ☕️

    Sylvia Jackson

    Sylvia Jackson

  • Happy birthday! I love their Earl Grey & the Ginger, Thulsi , Lemongrass & Lemon fruit tea - hot or cold 😃

    Sheryl Rowe

    Sheryl Rowe

  • My favorite tea. Happy Birthday Merrill

    Margaret McGill

    Margaret McGill

  • Happy 90th birthday Merrill 🥳I love the good old English Breakfast tea for me

    Glenis Gibbs

    Glenis Gibbs

  • Premium blend is 😍✅☕. Happy birthday to you!

    Michelle Young

    Michelle Young

  • Happy birthday!! Love my tea!! Would love to win this amazing prize!! Love sharing a good Dilmah cuppa and yarn with family and friends!!

    Kim Brigman

    Kim Brigman

  • Would love to try new flavors, happy 90th birthday Mr Fernando

    Mandy Watson

    Mandy Watson

  • Earl grey and happy birthday

    Vicki Aitken

    Vicki Aitken

  • Happy birthday Merrill my favourite is earl grey

    Michelle Falconer

    Michelle Falconer

  • Happy Birthday. My favourite tea is Chamomile

    Doreen Smith

    Doreen Smith

  • Happy Birthday. English Breakfast, the best cup of tea

    Susan Shute

    Susan Shute

  • Happy Birthday Mr Fernando! My favourite tea is earl Grey ♥️

    Anu Tuupanen

    Anu Tuupanen

  • Happy 90th Birthday Merrill. PEPPERMINT tea is my favourite. Thank for the opportunity to enter for this prize.

    Marian Laing

    Marian Laing

  • Love the dilmah premium! Happy birthday 🎉

    Annie Thomas

    Annie Thomas

  • I love a nice cup of Chamomile tea before bed at night. Happy 90th birthday

    Chris N Nicole Pitman

    Chris N Nicole Pitman

  • Dilmah is my favourite tea brand with English Breakfast being my first choice then green tea. Happy 90th to Mr Fernando🥳🎂☕️

    Karen Young

    Karen Young

  • Dilmah Premium is a daily staple in our house. Happy Birthday!

    Gabrielle Charlton

    Gabrielle Charlton

  • I love Dilmsh English Breakfast Tea - I start my day with 2 cups ❤ Happy Birthday 🎂

    Annelee Scott

    Annelee Scott

  • Happy 90th birthday Merril. Earl grey is my favorite.

    Kerrie Evans

    Kerrie Evans

  • How exciting Happy Birthday and my fave would have to be Dilmah Breakfast Tea ❤❤❤❤

    Starra Wood

    Starra Wood

  • Happy Birthday! Dilmah English Breakfast is my favourite

    Sharon Cooke

    Sharon Cooke

  • Happy birthday !!!!!. The the pure green dilmah tea

    Bron Reader

    Bron Reader

  • Happy Birthday Merrill. My favourite is the Dilmah Pure Green Tea. 🥰

    Mel Winter

    Mel Winter

  • Cant go past English Breakfast. Happy 90th birthday 🎉

    Shelley Davies

    Shelley Davies

  • Dilmah Premium . Happy Birthday Merrill !

    Melanie Corley

    Melanie Corley

  • Happy 90th bday Mr Fernando. My favorite tea is Dilmah Earl grey. Wellness hack always add lemon 🙂

    Ana Love

    Ana Love

  • Happy 90th bday Mr Fernando. My favorite tea is Dilmah Earl grey. Wellness hack always add lemon 🙂

    Ana Love

    Ana Love

  • Happy birthday!! Can’t beat English Breakfast

    Pete Fisk

    Pete Fisk

  • Happy birthday Merril! Rose with French Vanilla is definitely my favourite. 🌹

    Linsay Box

    Linsay Box

  • Dilmah premium ✅ Happy birthday 🥳 🎂

    Dharma Tapiki-Parres

    Dharma Tapiki-Parres

  • Dilmah extra strength tea , happy 90th birthday 💗

    Joanna Moore

    Joanna Moore

  • Love my Dilmah tea🤩 Happy 90th Birthday 💝🎉🎉

    Niki Van de Vyver

    Niki Van de Vyver

  • I’m a Dilmah English Breakfast girl but my daughters are insisting I branch out and try the Dilmah fruit teas 😁HAPPY 70th MR FERNADO , hope your day is TEA-riffic 🎁🥳

    Lauren Brown

    Lauren Brown

  • Happy Birthday Im a Premium Dilma Tea Drinker.. Wont Drink Any Other Tea..

    Eliza Montgomery

    Eliza Montgomery

  • Dilmah premium tea happy birthday

    Janine Welsh

    Janine Welsh

  • Happy Birthday Mr Dilmah my favourite tea is the Meda Watte Dilmah Tea.

    Murray Nathan

    Murray Nathan

  • Tangerine Rose + Grapefruit🌹Happy Birthday Merril🎂

    Kerri Morehu

    Kerri Morehu

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 Definitely Dilmah English breakfast the hole family wouldn't drink anything else my 96 year old mum said it's nectre of the gods

    Ian Tracy Boyce

    Ian Tracy Boyce

  • Ours is the Premium box. Happy birthday Merrill For your 90th and 70 years Dilmah

    Isha Masoodi

    Isha Masoodi

  • I love a good cup of tea and Dilmah is always a good cuppa no matter what blend. Happy birthday

    Joy McFadyen

    Joy McFadyen

  • Congratulations and Happy Birthday!! If I had to pick just one it would be the Peppermint and Cinnamon 🤩🤩

    Andrea Coburn

    Andrea Coburn

  • Happy 90th birthday Merrill, what a great achievement. I enjoy the Tumeric range of Dilmah

    Cathy Couper

    Cathy Couper

  • Green Roobis Ginger & Peppermint. Great anytime of day and warms me up on a cold day💖 Thank you 🙏 and happy birthday.

    Rachel Shaw

    Rachel Shaw

  • Loveeee jasmine tea!!!! Happy birthday!!!

    Lara Slabbert

    Lara Slabbert

  • Happy birthday Mr Dilmah

    Theresa Lavelle

    Theresa Lavelle

  • I absolutely love Dilmah English Breakfast tea! What a gorgeous gift set, just in time for Mother's Day :-) Happy birthday Dilmah Tea ❤️

    Tanya Horsford

    Tanya Horsford

  • Happy birthday 🎂 I love Premium and English breakfast ☕☕

    Neetu Kumar

    Neetu Kumar

  • Happy birthday Merril, I do love your tea ☕️, especially the 🍊, 🌹 & grapefruit - so very refreshing 🥳❣️🥳

    Rachel Madsen

    Rachel Madsen

  • Yum love English Breakfast Luxury ☕ Happy Birthday 🎉

    Annabel Fitzsimons

    Annabel Fitzsimons

  • Happy birthday! My favourite Dilmah tea is Darjeeling ❤️ I tag Carey Cameron

    Kate Park

    Kate Park

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY.tangerin rose and grapefruit. Simply delicious

    Joanne Thornton

    Joanne Thornton

  • Happy 😃 birthday 🎁 Wishing you many more. 🙏

    Coralie Anne Zimmer

    Coralie Anne Zimmer

  • Happy 90th birthday Merrill and Happy 70 years in Tea 🍰🎂🎁🎈I love your peppermint tea 😍

    Donna Roark

    Donna Roark

  • Dilmah Premium is the only trusted brand i use. ❤️Just perfect! Thank you Dilmah Tea. 🤗❤️

    Nita Bhana

    Nita Bhana

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  • My Favourite is Chocolate Turmeric, Ginger &Almond its delicious😊👍 Happy Birthday Merrill🎂🌼

    Candice Johnson

    Candice Johnson

  • Happy birthday Merrill, Juliet Carline and I love Earl Grey we can’t start our day without it ☕️❤️

    Lee-ann Carline

    Lee-ann Carline

  • Happy birthday I love the cinnamon,turmeric ginger nutmeg It’s a nice just chill out drink for me

    Angela Clarke

    Angela Clarke

  • Happy birthday 🎂 I live for my Lady Grey tea ☕🥰

    Natalia Halliday

    Natalia Halliday

  • Happy Birthday Merrill 🎈 English Breakfast and Earl Grey are my faves 😊

    Jaimee Cooper

    Jaimee Cooper

  • Happy birthday!!!! My favourite is your green with peppermint 😊❤️

    Leila Kleyn

    Leila Kleyn

  • Wow this is amazing yes please happy birthday 😍👌🤞 favourite is extra strength pure Ceylon tea always a must in our household such a perfect gift

    Nat Exler

    Nat Exler

  • I love the Dilmah English Breakfast tea. Happy birthday Dilmah🎉🎁🎂

    Sarah Hobson

    Sarah Hobson

  • Our household fav is Dilmah Earl grey! 😊❤️👍Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂 Thank u so much for all u do for tea! ☕

    Trish Fenton

    Trish Fenton

  • Love my Dilmah Premium Tea. Always start the day with a cuppa. CONGRATULATIONS & a very Happy Birthday to you ☕🎉

    Ellie Brash

    Ellie Brash

  • Happy birthday!! My favorite is just the normal dilmah tea. Love dilmah 👍😁

    Andrea Sheffield

    Andrea Sheffield

  • Happy Birthday. I think you have found the Fountain of Youth.

    Bob Brooks

    Bob Brooks

    Australia

  • Our heartfelt greetings and wishes to you, on reaching two milestones, the first rare and the second unique; ninety years in life and seventy years in tea. We salute you for your contribution and your unwavering commitment to sustaining authenticity and probity in an industry, so easily susceptible to debasement. Most of all, we recognize your championship of the marginalized, the downtrodden and the voiceless of our society. These comprise a fusion of virtues so rarely seen in business today. I consider it a privilege to have been able to share in that journey, albeit in a very small way. Thank you very much for having given me that opportunity. Wishing you many more years of success.

    Anura and Malini Gunasekera

    Anura and Malini Gunasekera

    Sri Lanka

  • Birthday Blessings and Thank You for your lifelong work and dedication to Tea. Dilmah is the perfect tea.

    Deborah Mills

    Deborah Mills

    United States of America

  • Thank you for elevating our beautiful tea to the status you have. And thank you for educating us Sri Lankans on how to enjoy our tea.
    My life time gratitude and respect sir!
    I wish the very best in life!! Happy Birthday!!!

    Kumudini Perera-David

    Kumudini Perera-David

  • Congratulations Sir for 70 years in tea and many happy returns of the day for your 90th Birthday. Thank you for the Inspiration and guidance given by you to all of us. May you be blessed with the best of health and happiness in years to come.

    Sumeda Jayasundara

    Sumeda Jayasundara

    Srilanka

  • Wishing Mr Fernando the very best this momentous day.
    May the day be filled with joy, happiness and all the love he richly deserves. Please pass on wishes on behalf of the Lounge teams as well.

    Don Surrendra

    Don Surrendra

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  • Have a great Birthday Mr. Dilmah - lovely to hear you on TVNZ this morning. The world could do with more people who think like you do.
    All the very best.

    John Hooker

    John Hooker

    New Zealand

  • I can't help but stand in awe on your amazing journey of inspiration –Your principles have moved and continue to impress me now on my 14th year at Dilmah

    Suren Atukorale

    Suren Atukorale

    Sri Lanka

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  • Wish you a very Happy Birthday.

    May God bless you.

    Lashan De Silva and family

    Lashan De Silva

    Lashan De Silva

    Sri Lanka

  • “TO SIR WITH LOVE”
    A very Happy 90th Birthday to you Sir. May you be blessed with good health and happiness. 🙏 Thank you for being there with us and appreciate the guidance given by you to make it a pleasant work place for all of us.
    May you be blessed 🙏 always

    Anudini & Maithri Liyanage

    Anudini & Maithri Liyanage

    Sri Lanka

  • happy birthday Mr. Dilmah!!!

    Gloria Metidier

    Gloria Metidier

    Argentina

  • Happy Birthday to you, Mr. Fernando! Many thanks for all your excellent quality teas. I found you on NHK World Japan, the Japanese TV station. It was a documentary that impressed me very much! Your statement that "business is a matter of human service" had a huge impact on me. I am a customer for life!

    Janice Prestigomo

    Janice Prestigomo

    United States of America

  • Wishing you the happiest of Birthdays and may God bless you with good health and peace.

    Jayanga Wegodapola

    Jayanga Wegodapola

    Sri Lanka

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  • Sir,
    By devoting 70 years of your life to Ceylon Tea, you brought happiness and healthiness to millions of people in the world. Health benefits of Dilmah Cup of Tea has extended many people’s life span in the world.
    Dilmah cup has resolved millions of problems among families, nations, countries in the world and make them happy for years and years.
    You brought unmeasurable amount of happiness to the world. If you could recall those joyful moments in your life, your mind will be earn more and more happiness which make your mind comfortable and joyful.
    Wishing you very happy birth day and healthier life in years to come.
    God Bless You….
    Triple Gems Protect You….
    Thank you

    W.M.Wijebandara

    W.M.Wijebandara

    Sri Lanka

  • A true leader, a motivator, a founder of a proud brand that elevated the Ceylon Tea Industry and my motherland, I am truly honored to be part of your organization, to spend most of my career. You have taught us what business ethics, humanity, and generosity is in addition to all the business lessons. We are truly grateful for all that you have taught us and done to us during our working career.
    Happy 90th Birthday Sir! Wish you a long and healthy life

    Nalintha Rodrigo

    Nalintha Rodrigo

    Sri Lanka

  • Dear Sir,

    Wish you a very happy 90th birthday and God's blessings........

    Daham Perera

    Daham Perera

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy birthday Legend!

    All of us at English Tea Shop organic, have great pleasure in sending you our best wishes for your 90th birthday and join together in conveying sincere gratitude for all of what you have done to raise Sri Lanka’s image and also that of Ceylon Tea. Continue inspiring entrepreneurship and branding!

    Suranga Herath

    Suranga Herath

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Merrill.

    What a great day the 6th of May is - Your birthday; my Daughter's birthday and our dear neighbour's birthday. We are your best NZ fans. We have tried all the teas and come back always to Dilmah. We only drink your loose leaf tea and enjoy it every time.

    Rhys Morgan

    Rhys Morgan

    New Zealand

  • Many happy returns of the day Merrill Sir! Dilmah is an inspiration for all of us at Nuxalbari Tea Estate. Here’s wishing you good health and much happiness!

    Sonia Jabbar

    Sonia Jabbar

    India

  • Happy birthday 🎂 Dear Sir.
    God bless you 🙏

    Dinusha Ariyarathne

    Dinusha Ariyarathne

    Sri Lanka

  • Many happy returns of the day sir. Godbless you. Best wishes.

    Roshayne Wanniachy

    Roshayne Wanniachy

    Sri Lanka

  • Mr Dilmah , "father of Dilmah" unintentionally created that lovely "brand emotional bond "among many by his ethical practices.

    Saman Ratnayake

    Saman Ratnayake

    Sri Lanka

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  • Dear Sir, with great pleasure working under you and family I wish YOU a HAPPY BIRTHDAY with love , peace and good health forever as you grow Dilmah with those since last 70 years.

    Thushara Samarathunga

    Thushara Samarathunga

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy birthday to you your tea is delightful

    Pam

    Pam

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Mr Dilmah. We love your tea here in New Zealand. May you have a blessed day. X

    Berlina Fels

    Berlina Fels

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Mr. Fernando From the depths of my heart, I know you are the best leader in the world, a great mentor and a father figure to many just like for me.

    Neyome Brunson

    Neyome Brunson

    United States of America

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  • Happy birthday Mr Fernando. 🎊🎉Wow what an achievement and milestone. As a family here in New Zealand, we just love your tea. Its the best worldwide and I can tell you that we are tasted many. I am a May baby too! Hope you enjoy your celebrations.
    Kindest regards
    Mrs. Lee Reilly

    Lee Reilly

    Lee Reilly

    New Zealand

  • A 70 years of devoted life
    for Ceylon tea ....
    A devoted life
    to make Ceylon tea, a world class ....
    The reward for your dedication
    inspired lives in Sri Lanka, making your business,
    a matter of human service ....
    A leadership by you,
    inspired team Dilmah
    to share kindness to make someone's life better !
    Happy Birthday Sir !
    May God bless you with good health and happiness !

    QA team

    QA team

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy birthday, Mr. Dilmah! You make the finest green tea on the planet!
    With every good wish,

    Dan Locklair

    Dan Locklair

    United States of America

  • Dear Mr Fernando
    Making one person smile, can change the world.
    Maybe not the whole world, but their world.......
    Touching Hearts
    Changing lives
    Thank you for being the reason we smile...
    May God's Grace be with you,
    May his love surround you and May he shower on you his choicest Blessings on this Special Day and always, which brings you Good Health, Peace & Success
    Wishing you a Blessed Birthday !!
    With Love and Respect
    From:

    Dinesh, Pavithri & Dihein Fernando

    Dinesh, Pavithri & Dihein Fernando

    Sri Lanka

  • Dear Merrill
    On this special 70th and 90th celebration, I want to wish you well and thank you for all you have shared with the world and taught me over the years. You have been in the centre of my journey with Tea for 25 years and I still love sharing your story and converting people to Dilmah Tea.
    Have a great day and best regards,

    Nic McClean

    Nic McClean

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday have a wonderful day 🎂🎁🎊🎉💙☕️

    Marlene Bowen

    Marlene Bowen

    Australia

  • Love this tea have been drinking it for 20 odd years, so hard to pick one flavor, well done and congratulations 😍🤩😍

    Ngaire Thompson

    Ngaire Thompson

    New Zealand

  • Happy birthday Merrill J. Fernando!
    I wish you a long and successful life.
    I wish you excellent health.
    Most importantly, I wish you happiness - without measure - every day!
    On this wonderful day, I will raise a tea of cup to the founder of Dilma! Happy Birthday, Merrill!

    Aleksandr Krasilnikov

    Aleksandr Krasilnikov

    Russian Federation

  • I only drink 2 beverages Water and Tea Dilmah of course. Thank you for presenting a world class tea in taste as well as your packaging none of it could be faulted.

    Raymond Harding

    Raymond Harding

    New Zealand

  • Hari huri tau.
    Nga mihi

    Brenda Chilvers

    Brenda Chilvers

    New Zealand

  • Love your voice when I hear it we know it's you straight away.
    Have a great birthday Mr. Dilmah as you are known to us in our home.

    Raelene Cooper

    Raelene Cooper

    New Zealand

  • HBD2U 🎶
    HBD2U 🎶
    HBDDM 🎶
    HBD2U!!! 🎶
    this time last year I was in Sri Lanka with my friend (and yours) Mary Taylor and we had the most amazing trip, including meeting Dilhan when we came to Dilmah for a tour. I am now looking back on the photos and remembering every wonderful moment!! Have a wonderful birthday.
    I know Mary is so sad she is not there to celebrate!!!!
    Kind regards, Sandi 😁

    Sandi Baxter

    Sandi Baxter

    New Zealand

  • Dear Merrill J. Fernando
    Happy 90th Birthday and congratulations on your 70th anniversary of Dilmah Tea from everyone here at Te Omanga Hospice in New Zealand.
    Your amazing support and generosity towards our hospice over so many years is greatly appreciated. The patients and families we care for face many challenges at the end of life. Being able to offer them a soothing cup of tea can bring much comfort.
    We will raise our cups of tea to you today in celebration of your incredible milestones, wonderful compassion, and generosity.
    Yours sincerely

    Biddy Harford

    Biddy Harford

    New Zealand

  • Dear Mr Fernando

    Today I raise my glass to you, impressed by your commitment, your compassion and your devotion - to tea, and to making the world a better place.
    I have had the pleasure and fortune to contribute and to see up close how you touch and change lives through MJF Foundation and your center in Moratuwa and I am so proud to be part of the Dilmah global family.

    I feel honored and blessed to have met you, to have been able to listen to you and to see your passion on several occasions.

    Happy 90th Birthday!!
    May you have a blessed day with your loved ones.
    Warm wishes

    Jessica Graarud

    Jessica Graarud

    Sweden

  • With endless amount of wisdom and countless life experiences, you have truly become an inspiration and a man who has impacted the lives of many. You are a blessing to the nation and beyond, a personality that younger generation can look up to.

    Staff at Peace Centre

    Staff at Peace Centre

    Sri Lanka

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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May this year continue your enjoyment of life, family and tea !!
    Many thanks too for giving throughout your life, a great tea range that supports your workers as you gift us with fragrant teas.

    Janet Russell

    Janet Russell

    Australia

  • Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Mr Fernando.
    We have fond memories of visiting your lovely country, courtesy of Dilmah Tea. You made us very welcome and we enjoyed touring the factories and the plantation and meeting your son.
    Our very best wishes for the years ahead.

    Gary and Oriel Kelly

    Gary and Oriel Kelly

    New Zealand

  • Congratulations Merrill on reaching 90 years of age - and making a huge difference in people's lives.
    Regards

    William Webb

    William Webb

    New Zealand

  • Happy Birthday Merrill, and thank you.

    Hospice NZ

    Hospice NZ

    New Zealand

  • Mr. Dilmah,

    I want to take this opportunity to wish you a blessed birthday. I'm truly inspired by your values and ethics in the business world. For my MBA I selected your organization for international marketing and really went in depth to understand how you have come along way. May the Good Lord bless you and bless you with many more successful years ahead. Thank you for your service to our beautiful country.

    Regards,

    Davis Pereira

    Davis Pereira

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy Bỉthday to you

    I wish you and your family all the best !

    Trần Văn Quốc

    Trần Văn Quốc

    Vietnam

  • Dear Sir

    Congratulations on the celebration of your 90th birthday! May your days be filled with the warmth of God's love and the sweet companionship of family, friends and Dilmah team. You inspire people really to grow to the fullest! You have done many such phenomenal things. You light up many of our lives with your happiness and excitement!

    Wish you a very very special 90th Birthday, healthy life and success in all you do !

    Malinga

    Malinga

    Sri Lanka

  • Dear Mr Fernando

    Thank you so much for your many years of dedication to bringing quality tea to the world and helping me enjoy the delights of tea. Thank you too for being a man who also cares about the environment and the welfare of other people by giving back to your community and your country. You are an inspiration and a truly wonderful person. By the way you look way younger than your real age. Have a very happy 90th birthday.

    Christine Staubner

    Christine Staubner

    Australia

  • Many many happy returns of the day Mr. Fernando.
    May God Bless you today & forever.
    Enjoy your Birthday & Stay Safe!

    Nishantha J. Silva

    Nishantha J. Silva

    Sri Lanka

  • Dear Mr.Fernando,
    We wish you a Very Happy Birthday and All the Very Best . Hemantha & I are very fortunate to have got the opportunity to work for you and be guided by you. May God Bless You .

    Shanthi C. Fernando

    Shanthi C. Fernando

    Sri Lanka

  • Success, Health and Happiness is what I wish you on your 90th Birthday.
    May this year be so much better than the last for you in every walk of life. I pray that God bless you with all the happiness in this universe. God bless you sir.

    Pasan Fernando

    Pasan Fernando

    Sri Lanka

  • Many happy returns of the day Mr. Dilmah.

    Wishing you a very happy and
    blessed birthday with all the best that life has to offer.

    Stay safe.

    Marini Himasha

    Marini Himasha

  • Its time to get happy! Wishing you all the best on your birthday and everything good in the year ahead.
    My humble salute to the great personality who has devoted his life to TEA.

    Manoj D. Archibald

    Manoj D. Archibald

    India

  • Dear Mr. Fernando

    Wish you a very happy Birthday.
    May the Good Lord bless you and your family.

    God Bless

    Aranthi Weerasinghe

    Aranthi Weerasinghe

    Sri Lanka

  • Dear Respected Sir,
    I as a colleague would like to wish a "Happy Birthday". I pay my sincere gratitude for giving me this opportunity to be a part of this great team under your excellent leadership.
    Have a blessed day, Sir!

    Thadshayini Thavarajah

    Thadshayini Thavarajah

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Dilmah
    salam sehat & sukses selalu
    Tuhan selalu memberkati.
    Amien.
    Salam.

    Chasan Ali

    Chasan Ali

    Indonesia

  • Happy Birthday Mr. Meril Fernando. May you be in good Health and Have a lovely day. God Bless you

    Ranmal Attygalla

    Ranmal Attygalla

    United Kingdom

  • We would like to wish a happy 90th anniversary to Merrill J Fernando and extend our heartfelt congratulations for the 70 years in tea.

    I had a chance to visit your beautiful country twice in 2016 and still hold very fond memories of my time there thanks to the kindness and generosity of the people I met.

    Once travels are allowed again, I hope I can come back and visit Dilmah Tea plantation in person.

    Kind regards,

    Kevin Wang

    Kevin Wang

    Singapore

  • Dear Sir ,

    A Very Happy Birthday.

    GOD BLESS

    Prayers

    Vijitha Paiva

    Vijitha Paiva

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy Birthday Merrill

    I still remember fondly my trip to Sri Lanka filming footage for Dilmah. And you and your families kind hospitality whilst there.

    Kind regards

    Graham Elliott

    Graham Elliott

    New Zealand

  • Dear Mr. Fernando,

    Happy 90th Birthday! To celebrate this and your 70 year devotion to tea I’ve made you the first drink I ever created for you, the Dilmah Blazer.

    You have been an inspiration to me personally, through the great things you've achieved but also through the smallest gestures you've made and the attention you have for everyone. You are a once-in-a-lifetime person and I'm truly grateful to have met you.

    Save me some cake, because as soon as this crisis has passed I’m coming over to fix you the blazer.

    Warmest Regards,

    Robert Schinkel

    Robert Schinkel

    Netherlands

  • My warmest wishes to you Dear Mr. Fernando on your 90th Birthday Celebrations and Congratulations on marking the 70 years in Tea.

    It's been an honor working with you and you have been a constant source of inspiration for us.

    May the Lord bless you with good health love and happiness always…

    Ralston de Mel

    Ralston de Mel

    Sri Lanka

  • Dear Mr. Fernando, it's funny, but not surprising that I am writing this to you while sipping a cup of Dilmah Moroccan Mint tea. I have a cupboard upstairs filled with different types of Dilmah tea which help me feel better about life and the world whenever I taste them.

    Madhu H

    Madhu H

    Sri Lanka

  • Dear Mr Fernando :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    We wish you all the best

    Two and a half year ago we were welcomed in your wonderful company and we had the opportunity to meet you personally. What a pleasure!
    It was so nice to meet you, and we are so happy to be a partner and consequently a part of the Dilmah family.

    Yasmin joined the Moratuwa center for 3 months and she will never forget all the positive impressions she got there.

    Stay safe and healthy.
    God bless you.

    Anita, Ralf and Yasmin Baermann

    Anita, Ralf and Yasmin Baermann

    Germany

  • Being one of my parents closest friends, 'Uncle Merrill' as he is know to me, has been part of my life for as long as I recall. He was a frequent visitor to my parents home.

    His kind demeanor, his patience, humility and humanity shown to all, his ability to interact with every level of society stands as tall as he is, in a society of smaller people.

    Abbas Esufally

    Abbas Esufally

    Sri Lanka

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  • Mr. Merril J. Fernando Happy Birthday!!!🙏🙏🙏😊😊😊

    Olexiy Savchenko

    Olexiy Savchenko

    Ukraine

  • Congratulations on a feat conquered by no other man!
    For a Dreamer, it can be both a thrilling and frightening experience to manifest a dream that no other person can ever imagine: To other dreamers like myself, you are a testimony that willpower combined with faith is sufficient in creating an alternative and better reality than ever before.

    It’s an honour and blessing to be a part of your journey.
    Happiest of Birthdays, until your next!

    Amashi de Mel

    Amashi de Mel

    Sri Lanka

  • Wishing a very happy & joyful birthday.

    Himanshu Kohli

    Himanshu Kohli

    India

  • සුබ උපන්දිනයක් වේවා Mr. Merrill J. Fernando !
    Blowing out another candle on your cakes means that you have lived another year of joy, and that you have made this world a better place .
    Good Health , Love and Happiness .
    Happy Birthday , Sir !

    Lam My Quan ( Jun )

    Lam My Quan ( Jun )

    Vietnam

  • Wishing you all the very best Mr. Fernando

    Shyamala Cooray

    Shyamala Cooray

    Sri Lanka

  • It is indeed a great privilege and honor to work for Sri Lanka's greatest visionary leader who has established Sri Lanka's only global brand.

    Your attention to detail and passion for quality is unmatched. Your refusal to accept the status quo has driven Dilmah to its current position as the most innovative global tea brand. You have always been ahead of the times with your ideas and concepts which the Industry has finally come to understand and appreciate. We are fortunate to have, not just your guidance in the business aspects, but also the example you set through your moral and ethical values of life.

    Your faith in almighty is a great example not just for the Christians but for people from all religious beliefs to practice their faith.

    We thank you for all you have done and what you continue to do. May God Bless You and give you the strength to fulfill His plans through you.
    A Happy 90th Birthday Mr Fernando!

    Spencer Manuelpillai

    Spencer Manuelpillai

    Sri Lanka

  • Merrill - congratulations on your 90 years and 70 in tea...changing the industry across the planet!!

    I have been privileged to see first hand how you Dilhan & Malik have given back directly & through a human approach to business and community. The affection you are receiving today is a small reflection of the work you have done...so congratulations on the milestone and a life well lived.

    David Lister

    David Lister

    New Zealand

  • Dear Mr. Fernando,
    We wish you a very happy birthday and all the very best. May God Bless you!

    From,

    Charith, Chamilka and Sanuka Fernando

    Charith, Chamilka and Sanuka Fernando

    Sri Lanka

  • Wish you a very happy 90th birthday Mr. Fernando. May God bless you and have a wonderful day...

    Nerisha

    Nerisha

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy 90th Birthday Mr Dilmah have a wonderful day, we have enjoyed your tea for many years especially Earl Grey. May you have many more wonderful years in your beautiful country which we visited in 1995.
    We pray our God will bless you in all the wonderful things you do for your community.

    Charles Coilin & Jacqueline Gee

    Charles Coilin & Jacqueline Gee

    United Kingdom

  • Happy birthday Mr. Fernando.

    Lê Thị Tú

    Lê Thị Tú

    Vietnam

  • Dear Mr. Farnando, on such a wonderful day, I wish God's blessing, health, lots of power to continue working with us, a wonderful smile that never disappears. Many happy years!!!
    Best regards.

    Katarzyna Wiśniewska

    Katarzyna Wiśniewska

    Poland

  • Happy birthday Mr. Dilmah, God bless You!

    Danuta Czyżniak

    Danuta Czyżniak

    Poland

  • Dear Mr. Fernando,

    We wish you a Happy Birthday, good health and lot of joy in business and private life as well!

    Greetings from Hungary: the GIFT Ltd. team

    Zoltan Mihalyi

    Zoltan Mihalyi

    Hungary

  • Hello Mr. Dilmah!

    I just want to greet you a happy happy birthday! I know you don't know me but I am a fan of your delicious and healthy teas! My friends were happy also about your creation. Godbless you and may you have a wonderful year!

    Licel Zoie Ambi

    Licel Zoie Ambi

    Philippines

  • Dear Sir,
    Wishing you a very happy birthday.
    Some times I wonder how a person could be so generous towards mankind as well as to Nature at the same time. Most are aware of your kindness towards people but not so much about your work to save our environment. I was told that today a species was named after you in appreciation of your work to protect nature. A timely gesture.
    Best wishes.

    Asanka Abayakoon

    Asanka Abayakoon

    Sri Lanka

  • Happy Birthday ! Greeting from Szczecin

    Szymon Ubowski

    Szymon Ubowski

    Poland

  • Happy Birthday Respected Sir
    Let the GOD decorate each golden ray of the sun reaching you with wishes for 70 years of success in Tea , great health , happiness and prosperity for you .

    Vinesh Athukorala

    Vinesh Athukorala

    Sri Lanka

  • I Wish You a Happy Birthday! All the Best!

    Wojciech Maslanka

    Wojciech Maslanka

    Poland

  • I came across the first Dilmah tea bag I was ever going to try at a friend's house. I'd tried flavored tea before, but this one called my attention, little did I know it would start my love and respect for Dilmah's amazing flavors. I've tried as many as it has been possible for me and each tea has brought me deeper into this tea lovers world haha.
    Thank you Mr. Dilmah for giving us such amazing and enjoyable moments without you even noticing! I raise my tea cup for you today and each time I'm drinking your amazing tea.

    Macarena Jimenez

    Macarena Jimenez

    Chile

  • Dear Mr Dilmah:

    Happy 90th birthday. We are very proud of your achievements. We have enjoyed your teas around the world when we travel.

    We wish you many more years of health and happiness.

    Vishu Lalchandani

    Vishu Lalchandani

    United States of America

  • Happy Birthday Mr Dilmah, Big thank you for all the beautiful Tea that you created and the joy you bring to us every morning especially to my wife.

    May this wonderful day bring you more happiness and always be healthy.

    Hanson Leong Han San

    Hanson Leong Han San

    Singapore

  • Happy Birthday Mr. Dilmah

    Piotr Guzik

    Piotr Guzik

    Poland

  • Dear Merrill,

    I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come! Enjoy every second, smile every minute, be cheerful every hour, be happy whole life.
    Sto lat !!!
    Rafal

    Rafal Wozny

    Rafal Wozny

    Poland

  • Dear Mr.Fernando

    Wish you a happy Birthday
    I have never met you personally. I have followed you for more than 30 years.You are a great inspirational leader. Dilmah tea is always my favourite. I have promoted it. My only wish is to meet you personally.
    Kind regards
    Ravindran

    Dr.P.K.Ravindran

    Dr.P.K.Ravindran

    Sri Lanka

  • Hello The Fernando Family.

    We are from Christchurch, New Zealand and are the winners of the fantastic trip to Sri Lanka that Dilmah sponsored with TVNZ.

    Graham and Sharlene Boniface

    Graham and Sharlene Boniface

    New Zealand

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  • We love your tea. It is so much better than the tea available in supermarkets here in US. We first had your tea when my wife and I were visiting Australia a number of years back and bought it in a supermarket there. Having been born in Australia, I love a good cup of black tea with milk.

    We now order your tea directly from Sri Lanka.
    Thank you for your passion for great tea and have a happy Birthday.

    Fletcher, North Carolina, USA

    Keith and Christine Sashegyi

    Keith and Christine Sashegyi

    United States

  • Dear Mr Fernando

    The entire Gutmann Aluminum Teabagwire team wishes you all the best for your birthday. Please stay healthy, content, happy and successful for many, many further years. We have been working with your great team for more than 20 years now and are very happy to be part of the Dilmah family.

    In our daily work with your team, we can feel the deep appreciation, respect and the strong bond to you and your company.

    Please have a great day and let yourself be celebrated.

    In deep appreciation warm greetings from Germany,
    Goran Nikolic
    Gutmann Aluminium Draht


    All the best,

    Nikolic Goran

    Nikolic Goran

    Germany

  • ¡¡Muchísimas felicidades a un gran personaje de la industria del Te!!
    Es un placer disfrutar los productos Dilmah que usted ha desarrollado.

    Patricio González Conejeros

    Patricio González Conejeros

    Chile

  • Unfortunately, my only (theoretical) contact to you is via your son Dilhan or via Gerald de Silva. Eventually, you may read this via one of them....

    Edwin Kiewiet

    Edwin Kiewiet

    Switzerland

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  • Happy Birthday! I'm not even a "tea" person! I regularly drink coffee but I know of and love Dilmah teas. Thank you for your dedication and giving us such a fine gift. Best wishes!

    Gaythri Catherine Narayanasamy

    Gaythri Catherine Narayanasamy

    Singapore