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Sunday May 16th, 2021
Agriculture

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 disease is a cost to society ...

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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 import controls got into corn...

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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 whom key export sectors are depe...

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, with higher meat prices driving...

Sri Lanka rubber plantations face devastation from Pestalotiopsis leaf disease

A leaf fall disease caused by Pestalotiopsis, a fungus has begun to ravage Sri Lanka's rubber plantations and could reac...

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Sri Lanka's Finlays Tea Estates grows female planters

Finlays Tea Estates Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, which runs privatized tea plantations, is nurturing female managers in a bid to...

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German biz chamber in Sri Lanka launches simplified exporters guidelines for local exporte...

The German Industry and Commerce (AHK Sri Lanka) together with United National Industrial Development Organization launc...

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Sri Lanka projects 424,500MT maize harvest in 2021 main season

Sri Lanka is projecting a record 424,508 metric tonne maize harvest in the main Maha season in 2021 amid an import ban, ...

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Sri Lanka rough rice harvest to top 3.0mn tonnes in 2021 Maha

Sri Lanka is forecasting a 3.08 million tonne rough rice (paddy) harvest from the main Maha cultivation season in 2021, ...

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Sri Lanka to import more than a million cows – Agriculture Minister

Sri Lanka will launch an ambitious program to be nearly self-sufficient in liquid milk aiming to meet most of the nation...

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Sri Lanka starts building 28km, U$244 million irrigation tunnel

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has kicked off the construction of a 28 kilometre long irrigation tunnel costin...

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Sri Lanka to lease state land for commercial maize growing after banning imports

Sri Lanka is to lease 2,750 acres of state land to investors to grow maize in a commercial scale after banning its impor...

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Sri Lanka eyes 250,000MT maize production for Thriposha, other animal feed

Sri Lanka will lease 2,750 acres of underutilised land to potential investors for a period of one year to produce 250,00...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka cabinet mandates Rs1000 plantation wages through control board

Wages for workers in Sri Lanka's commercial tea and rubber plantation companies will go to a state wage control board, t...

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Sri Lanka's Bairaha Farms boosted by JV profits in Dec 2020

Sri Lanka's Bairaha Farms Plc, a poultry group has reported profits of 120 million rupees in the December 2020 quarter, ...

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Sri Lanka state land on 30-year lease to Pelwatte Milk

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had approved the transfer of 22 hectares of state land to Pelwatte Milk Industries Ltd,...

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Sri Lanka expects stronger maize harvest in 2021 amid armyworm

Sri Lanka maize farmers have sown over 96,000 hectares for the main (Maha) 2021 season which can produce up to 385,368 m...

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Sri Lanka 2021 main season rice expected at 2.8mn tonnes: Minister

Sri Lanka is expecting a rough rice (paddy) harvest of 2.8 million metric tons of rice in the main 2021 (Maha) cultivati...

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Sri Lanka state-run trading firm to buy paddy at Rs50-Rs44 a kilo

Sri Lanka's state-run Paddy Marketing Board will buy rough rice harvested in the current Maha cultivation season at pric...

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Rwandan help to fight Fall Army Worm part of on-going cooperation – Army spokesman

Rwandan military officers conducting experimental spraying of pesticides to combat the Fall Army Worm which is threateni...

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Sri Lanka rough rice output in 2021 Maha could be down 10-pct

Sri Lanka's paddy farming in the 2021 Maha (main) season is below average, the state agricultural office said, forecasti...

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Sri Lanka President visits maize farms hit by fall armyworm

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had visited maize farms hit by infestations of fall armyworm, his office said.

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Sri Lanka dried coconut slice imports made state monopoly

Sri Lanka is allowing the import of coconut dried coconut slices with the seed coat for domestic processing, under a sta...

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Sri Lanka fruits and vegetable body joins export modernization drive

Sri Lanka's fruit and vegetable producers and exporters have linked up with a World Bank supported project to modernize ...

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