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Sunday July 25th, 2021
Agriculture

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon tea prices weak, output fall expected

Crop intake may be falling in some areas

3 min read

Sri Lanka plans to export sugar for Rs2,500 a kg after fertilizer ban: Minister

Sugar SOEs expect to produce 20-pct of organic fertilizer needs

3 min read

Sri Lanka could double exports to US$20bn with organic crops after fertilizer ban: Trade Minister

"If we make the country organic we can earn 20 billion US dollars in two years." the minister said

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Sri Lanka's Ceylon tea exports up 13.9-pct in June, Turkey top buyer

China buys more than last year

3 min read

Sri Lanka tea production up 5.8-pct in May 2021

In the five months to May 2021 Sri Lanka had produced 134.72mn kilograms up 30.6-pct from Covid-19 hit

Sri Lanka to pay Rs25,000 organic fertilizer subsidy to rice farmers

Up to 800,000 hectares of rice is expected to sown in the upcoming season

Sri Lanka's state-run Paddy Market Board to purchase rough rice

The current Yala season is expected to product 1.5 million tonnes of paddy.

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Sri Lanka 2016-2017 cash subsidy reduced fertilizer use but not yield: Minister

Imports were 400,000 tonnes in 2016 compared to 900,000 in 2019

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka to fine traders US$500 for breaking edict maxima on rice amid money printing: report

The rupee has fallen from 182 to 200 amid the latest money printing

4 min read

Sri Lanka will not reverse chemical fertilizer import ban, move to save US$400mn

Officials not taking decisions due to fear

2 min read

Sri Lanka aborts plan to import compost fertilizer

Liquid organic fertilizer extracts would continue to be allowed

1 min read

Sri Lanka issues order to ban coconut tree felling

Adds to existing controls on jackfruit

3 min read

Sri Lanka has freshwater moss, seaweed, lots of chickens to make organic fertilizer: Minister

Farmers having less than one hectare of land will also be given 30,000 rupees to produce organic fertilizer.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka to import organic fertilizer for 1.1mn hectares of farmland

A procurement committee would be set up for organic fertilizer and chelated plant micro-nutrients

Mahadiya Hamza

3 min read

Sri Lanka farmers, local bodies to be taught produce organic fertilizer after import ban

Any shortfall to be imported

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Sri Lanka asks fertilizer traders to release stocks as import ban triggers shortages

But permission will be given to import fertilizer in 2021

2 min read

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Sri Lanka allows import of some agro-chemicals under license

The new rules apply to bills of lading and airway bills dated May 06 or after.

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Sri Lanka's Dambulla vegetable exchange re-opened amid Coronavirus spike

The situation in his city has become serious (barapathala), Mayor Jaliya Opatha had said.

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Sri Lanka to ban chemical fertilizer imports in 'near future'

Sri Lanka will ban the import of chemical fertilizer in the 'near future' as pollution of waterways and suspected kidney...

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Sri Lanka aflatoxin fears rise as money printing trigger maize speculation

Sri Lanka's maize prices have soared and fears of aflatoxin in poultry feed are growing as businesses newly displaced by...

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Sri Lanka plantations call for priority worker vaccinations

Sri Lanka's commercial plantations producing tea and rubber has called for fast-track vaccination of their workers on wh...

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Sri Lanka chicken prices spike, day-old-chicks soar to new heights

Sri Lanka's fresh chicken prices have soared as a combination of state controls and Coronavirus impact hit the sector, w...

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Sri Lanka food, shampoo firms hit by midnight 'regime uncertainty' as palm oil banned

Sri Lanka firms producing a range of foods and personal care items would be hit by a palm oil ban, in addition to public...

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Sri Lanka plantations with oil palm plunge after uprooting directive

Sri Lanka's plantations stocks plunged after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said they would be required to uproot oil palm...

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Sri Lanka President bans palm oil imports, plantations to uproot oil palm

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had banned the import of palm oil and plantations companies would be required upr...

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Sri Lanka to issue order banning oil palm cultivation: Minister

Sri Lanka will shortly issue an order by gazette notice banning cultivation of oil palm giving effect to a decision by t...

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