mainadimage
An Echelon Media Company
Sunday September 19th, 2021
Agriculture

Sri Lanka's Ceylon tea output down 1.2-pct in July 2021

In the first seven months of 2021, tea output was up 19.6 percent to 187.8 million kilograms.

6 min read

Sri Lanka state agency hikes paddy buying price by 10-pct after emergency raids

There was no mention of other grades of rice in the new statement

6 min read

Sri Lanka to give 2,771 acres of state land for commercial dairy farms

Fiver firms to invest Rs8bn and import 4,200 milch cows

6 min read

Sri Lanka's fast spreading leaf disease could wipe out rubber in fertilizer ban, industry warns

Production drop of 15-20-pct this year

6 min read

Sri Lanka farmers expect crop drop from fertilizer ban, want time for organic move :study

About 28 percent of farmers who had reduced fertilizer use this season said the crop had fallen by 40 percent

Sri Lanka fertilizer ban too sudden, fraught with uncertainty, farmers unprepared

A noble cause that needs to be strategised and implemented step by step

Sri Lanka allocates 3.8 bn for organic fertilizer purchase, set to import nutrients 

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government has completely banned the use of chemical fertilizers.

2 min read

Sri Lanka allocates 3.8 bln rupees for organic fertilizer

The government also will be importing some components of essential nutrients to go with organic fertilizers.

1 min read

Sri Lanka clears draft law to hike fines 3,900-pct as price controls trigger milk shortage

Autarky tax on milk powder lifted to lower import prices

4 min read

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

Imesh Ranasinghe

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

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

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

China buys more than last year

2 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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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.

1 min read

Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 200.0000 200.0063
UK Pound 275.8000 276.7787
Euro 235.2700 236.3574
Aus Dollar 145.7600 146.5546
Yen 1.8202 1.8301
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.7197 2.7215
Korea Won 0.1699 0.1710
Oman Rial 519.4940 519.5104
Saudi Riyal 53.3177 53.3286
UAE Dirham 54.4492 54.4509
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,309.99 0.67%
CSE All Share 8,848.04 -0.93%
Turnover Rs million. 2,191,558,044.10 3,956,871
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 5.85 5.77
6-m bill 5.90 5.82
12-m bill 5.97 5.89
5-yr bond 8.69 8.47
8-yr bond 9.18 9.05
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 5.11 5.11
Gilt Repo 5.14 5.14
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

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

2 min read

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

2 min read

1

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

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.

1 min read

1 2 3 36