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Adisham is state house of Sir Thomas Villiers.The spirit of Thomas Lister Villiers  came to Ceylon in 1887 with few sterling pounds in his pocket. He was born in 1869 in Adisham Rectory in Kent, the son of Rev Henry Montague Villiers. He was a grandson of Lord John Russell, twice prime minister of Britain.

He started his carrier as a trainee planter on Elbedde Estate, Bogawantalawa. After few years (In 1896) he married the daughter of a tea planter.

In 1905 he joined  George Steuart, a trading and estate agency at Colombo, and rose to be its chairman in 1928, a position he held till retirement in 1948.he play political role in here too.

Adisham is his dream home situated at Haputale, surrounded by enchanting magical view  forest and commanding views across hills and valleys and the highest mountain ranges of Sri Lanka.

 The house was designed in the Tudor style, on the lines of Leeds Castle in Kent,

Proceed along the Colombo Road (main street) up to the end of the Haputale Juction  and take upper road to the Police station, proceed 2miles passing the Buddhist Temple then take left for and half mile till you Reach Adisham,or using bus root Colombo to Haputele town,from the town taxi are available for hire,

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