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Sunday January 29th, 2023

Sri Lanka tea output falls to 26-year low on interventionist state

Smallholders earned around 250 rupees a kilo for green leaf

January 24, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's 2022 tea exports drop to 25-year low on fertilizer shortage

However, the top agriculture export commodity fetched the highest rupee revenue in history

January 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to spend Rs10bn to give free rice to families

The government will buy 61,600 metric tonnes of paddy to produce 40,000 MT of rice.

January 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices ease after 7 weeks

Average coconut prices went up 20.5 percent in the year to December 2022, lower than other food commodities.

January 15, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea gain amid low volumes

All districts record decline in crop intake

Sri Lanka to import hatching eggs after parent flock collapses in 'supreme idiocy'

The Ministry of Agriculture says the parent bird flock and dropped to 40,000

Sri Lanka to import eggs after price controls decimate layer, parent bird populations

If necessary, we will look at the quantity and import to give eggs

January 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka high mid grown teas ease, low growns gain

Ceylon tea prices gained steeply in 2022, after the rupee fell.

January 1, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka cash-strapped state plans 14,000-acre land grab in currency crisis: report

These fallow lands will be brought under the government and steps will be taken to cultivate them

December 30, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka's privatized cattle farm an example to follow: President

Under private management the best cows yield 50 litres a day from an average of 9 under state ownership

December 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka rice farmers to get free TSP fertilizer

FAO will distribute 36,000 metric tonnes of Triple Super Phosphate (TSP) fertilizer in 2023.

December 27, 2022 1 min read

40 percent of Sri Lanka's house holds income drop from Jun to Dec: FAO report

"Supply of food in local markets is shrinking and food inflation i is soaring, reaching 90 percent in July 2022."

December 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka tea exports down 25-pct in November 2022

Rupee earnings up after currency depreciation

December 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's High Grown Ceylon tea prices edge lower

This week 5.1 million kilograms were offered at the auction made up of 0.7 million kilograms of High Growns.

December 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices surge 22-pct over month

Average prices are up 22 percent from November 03.

December 18, 2022 1 min read

Prisoners to become farmers in crisis-hit Sri Lanka as rice imports banned

Sri Lanka's food prices have soared after the rupee collapsed and ad hoc state interventions in agriculture

Neshella Perera
December 17, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka drug, fuel shortages deprive treatment of cyclone-hit animals

By December 14th 1,272 animals had died. Another 420 were sick and were being treated.

Roshani Fernando
December 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka poultry farmers offer to buy excess rice to keep paddy prices up

We have told the government that we can buy 100,000 tonnes of rice to make poultry feed

December 14, 2022 2 min read

Re-expropriation of Sri Lanka plantation land to violate property rights, scare investors

Privatized plantations which are on 50-year lease have only 70,000 hectares of land.

Roshani Fernando
December 13, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka bans beef, mutton transport after cold shock death wave

Inter district transport banned on public health grounds

December 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka has excess rice amid malnutrition: President

Now there can be situation of excess rice, we have to protect the farmers

December 10, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka chicken farmers eye exports as domestic prices drop

Chicken meat has fallen to around Rs1,000 to 1,200 a kilo

Neshella Perera
December 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president seeks Indian help to emulate white revolution 

Sri Lanka still imports significant amount of milk powder

December 5, 2022 2 min read

US grants fertilizer to currency crisis hit Sri Lanka

I know that fertilizer alone will not meet all of Sri Lanka’s needs

December 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon tea prices up amid low volumes

Tea prices picked up at the last auction in November amid low volumes

December 4, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices up 3.7-pct

Average prices up 5.6-pct over three weeks

December 4, 2022 1 min read
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