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Sunday February 25th, 2024

Sri Lanka tea production up 1.4-pct in Jan 2024, exports up 6.8-pct

Export earnings were reported at 102 million US dollars

February 23, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Vietnam to cooperate on agriculture

Sri Lanka and Vietnam have signed an agreement to develop the agricultural sector in the island.

February 22, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka needs private sector in agriculture: Prez

Adoption of modern agricultural techniques crucial for agricultural sector’s advancement, and to retain youth

February 21, 2024 8 min read

FAO Director General visits Sri Lanka tea factory, rubber institute

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will focus attention on the development of crops in the island

February 19, 2024 1 min read
UN body, Asia and Pacific officials in Sri Lanka to discuss food security

Pandemic and environmental crises have hit region, with floods, droughts and tropical storms affecting agriculture

Sri Lanka tea prices up across elevations in February

Sri Lanka tea prices have moved up in 2024 in both rupee and US dollar terms

FAO Director-General Arrives in Sri Lanka for APRC37


February 18, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices down 14-pct in 2024

Prices are down 14 percent from the last auction in December

Apsara Rodrigo
February 17, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's rubber workers get certified, coconut pluckers and toddy tappers to follow

169 rubber workers, or those who harvest the sap, were awarded NVQ-3 certificates by NAITA

February 16, 2024 2 min read

ADB US$8mn to develop smart agriculture in Sri Lanka Mahaweli

Younger people in Mahaweli zones have shown a high tendency to engage in agricultural activities with smart technology

Nethmi Rajawasam
February 15, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka state minister to arm farmers with air rifles for monkey war


February 15, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to lease plantation lands to export-related businesses

Lands held by the State will be provided on a long-term lease to businesses with a focus on export activities

February 13, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka needs to diversify markets to address food insecurity: US ambassador

Discussed US support to address Sri Lanka’s food security challenges

Apsara Rodrigo
February 12, 2024 1 min read

SJB govt will remove 18 pct VAT on fertiliser, other agriculture inputs: SJB

"An SJB government will definitely introduce a new price formula that's fair by both the farmer and the consumer."

February 12, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka launches operations secretariat for free hold land distribution

The secretariat is located at the president's office in the old Standard Chartered Building, Colombo.

February 2, 2024 3 min read

Pledge loans for Sri Lanka's SME paddy businesses at concessional interest

The scheme is worth 9 billion rupees and is available at a partly subsidised concessional interest rate.

February 1, 2024 2 min read
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UN FAO's two-part 37th regional conference commences in Sri Lanka

The #APRC37 is convened by FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and hosted by the government of Sri Lanka.

February 1, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka, Singapore officials discuss trade cooperation, supermarkets

Trade, Commerce and Food Security Minister met Singapore's Non-Resident High Commissioner to discuss increasing trade

January 31, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka expects rice harvest of 2.61mn tonnes in main season

Cultivation was up 4-pct from last year up to December

January 31, 2024 1 min read

Lohan Ratwatte appointed Minister of Plantation, Mahaweli

Lohan Ratwatte has been appointed as Sri Lanka' State Minister of Plantation Industries and Mahaweli Development.

January 29, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka should export chocolates: President

Sri Lankan chocolates could become "a world-class product", as there were limitations for expansion within the country,

January 26, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to host UN FAO's 37th regional conference for Asia Pacific

Civil society organisations from Asia and the Pacific are expected to take part in this major multilateral conference.

January 26, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction price up 1.9-pct

Prices pick up after a 14-pct fall over three weeks

January 21, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka tea production up 1.3-pct in 2023, exports down

Tea exports were down by 8.2 million kilos to 241.9 million in 2023

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 18, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka agriculture to go high tech with 100 drones

Agriculture Sector Skills Council, a private sector professional body, handed over 100 agricultural drones

January 17, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka cinnamon farmers GI-certified with IFC support

The IFC recognized the first batch of Geographical Indication (GI) certified Ceylon Cinnamon growers in the country

January 17, 2024 1 min read
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