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Friday January 28th, 2022

Sri Lanka's Sierra Cables downgraded to A+(lka) on raw material imports

Fitch expects Sierra's revenue will fall in the next 12-18 months amid challenges in importing raw materials

4 min read

France backs Sri Lanka manufacture sector in plantation

6,000 smallholder rubber estate owners in the Moneragala District had been trained by the embassy

4 min read

Sri Lanka to compensate paddy farmers hit by organic fertilizer

"Over 40,000 million rupees for the paddy farmers whose cultivation was hit by organic fertilisers,”

4 min read

Sri Lanka seeks rice bailout from China after fertilizer ban

A million tonnes will make good a 50-pct crop loss in the main cultivation season

4 min read

After fertilizer policy failure, Sri Lanka leader offers record 95 rupees for paddy

The Maha season usually sees the largest paddy harvest in Sri Lanka's farmlands.

Inorganic fertilizer back in market next season; govt didn't support ban: minister

"I ruined my career of 32 years because of this. "

Sri Lanka to purchase organic fertilizer from Chinese firm sued NPQS

Colombo paid 6.9 million dollars to the Chinese firm

Mahadiya Hamza

3 min read


Sri Lanka state firms to buy organic fertilizer from domestic producers

Two-state fertilizer companies to start the procurement process using funds allocated for subsidized fertilizer.

1 min read

Sri Lanka minister defends payment in China organic fertilizer dispute, says no loss

Fertilizer will come back

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Sri Lanka farmgate rough rice prices sharply up: millers

Market paddy prices have reached Rs95

1 min read

Govt invites all Sri Lankans to grow vegetables as food prices soar; offers inputs

An allowance of 10,000 rupees will be made available for those interested per the extent of the land up to one acre.

2 min read

Sri Lanka agriculture ministry secy removed hours after food shortage comments

“We do not wish to cover up the issue and offer deceptive answers,” he said.

2 min read

Sri Lanka firm adds modern fizz to Kithul brew

The technology to brew and can the product developed with Industrial Technology Institute

2 min read

Sri Lanka farmers exporting to EU gets blockchain tech to certify origins

Will enable to farmers to command higher prices based on integrity and traceability of food

2 min read

Sri Lanka tea, rubber farms still without agro-chemicals

Additional inputs are also required to mitigate issues such as diseases, pests and weeds

2 min read

Sri Lanka to lease 1,750 hectares of Mahaweli land for commercial crops

Land given on long term leases

1 min read

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Sri Lanka puts glyphosate back on banned list

Under new import control laws issued on Nov 30

1 min read

Sri Lanka looking to mix organic, inorganic fertilizer in hopes of higher yield: minister

"Chemical fertilizer, once imported and made available in the market, will be sold at a market price."

2 min read

Sri Lanka agriculture minister removes official who lifted Glyphosate ban

The minister said the gazette has been revoked and the ban on Glyphosate continues.

1 min read

Sri Lanka halts chemical fertilizer subsidies

The government will only distribute organic fertilizer and provide subsidies for organic farming

2 min read

Sri Lanka to relax fertilizer imports for vegetables: Minister

No decision on paddy

1 min read

Sri Lanka moves to relax fertilizer ban for some crops as food prices soar

Meeting with President on Monday

3 min read

Sarvodaya DF modernizing Sri Lanka farming with mechanization, digital tech: CEO

This is basically what we call a shared economy ecosystem

3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition SJB to launch massive farmers' protest on Nov 16: MP

A visibly annoyed Rajapaksa had said that the shift to organic fertilizer was always going to be a great challenge.

3 min read

Sri Lanka gamble on fertilizer leads to crisis, emerging controversy over monk

Experts have called for a gradual shift based on evidence

Shihar Aneez

9 min read

India Air Force relieves Sri Lanka farmers hit by fertilizer ban

IAF Globmasters land at 0400h

1 min read

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