Thibbotugoda Farmer group
is located in the Gampha District. They grow Cinnamon. This
is an organic horticulture crop of perennial nature. Sri
Lanka (Ceylon) is the country of origin for cinnamon (cinamomum
The content in cinamomum zeylanicum
is cinnamin aldehyde where as cinnamomum cassia contains
cumerine. There is a belief that consumption of cumerine
is harmful to liver.
During the period 15th to 18th centuary Portugese and Dutch
invaded and colonised maritime provinces of Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
to have a monopoly on the supply of cinnamon.