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Monday June 27th, 2022

Sri Lanka prohibits use of paddy, rice in animal feed

The directive came into effect as of Friday June 24.

June 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to lease railway reservation land for emergency farming

To be leased for 1 year for short term crops

June 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeing first Yala paddy harvest from North and East: Minister

Paddy prices falling to around Rs120kg a kilogram

June 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka chicken, egg production plunge amid soft-peg collapse

Monetary driven malnutrition as protein prices go up

June 20, 2022 4 min read
Sri Lanka agricultural experts warn of seed paddy shortage

Sri Lanka has to produce its seed paddy in the current season if is to have a better harvest in next Maha season.

Sri Lanka Army to cultivate barren lands to prevent food crisis

Sri Lanka is facing a looming food shortage in September this year.

Sri Lanka Paddy Marketing Board to issue 10,000MT of rice monthly to combat oligopoly

Due to panic buying by the general public, the market is currently facing a shortage of rice.

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 16, 2022 2 min read

FAO to provide Urea, cash for crisis-hit Sri Lankan small-hold farmers 

Sri Lanka's ongoing economic crisis has threatened a looming food crisis.

Neshella Perera
June 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce anti-hoarding laws for rice millers after scaremongering

Prime Minister has warned of a food shortage from August

June 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka imports 103,000MT of fertilizer after ban lifted: Minister

However forex shortages were preventing the opening of letters of credit, blocking imports

June 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Maha 2021 rice harvest drop 40-pct due to fertilizer ban

Milled rice is about 68 percent of the paddy harvest.

June 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees higher 470,000ha paddy sown in Yala: Minister

Estimates suggest 470,000 hectares may be sown

June 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Railway lands to be leased for cultivation amid food scare

Sri Lanka is facing one of its worst economic crisis in the history.

Dulya de Silva
June 11, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka signs MoU with India's EXIM bank for USD 55mn credit line for urea imports

The request for the credit facility was sought to purchase fertilizer to meet immediate demands during the yala season.

June 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Agriculture Minister allays fears over rice shortage 

Sri Lanka had been expecting its worst food crisis in August this year.

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka must rebuild agriculture sector immediately to prevent food shortages: PM

"We have to work hard from this point onwards to ensure the next harvest is a success."

June 7, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to write off small-time farmers' debt 100 percent

“We know that farming families who cultivate paddy on small lands are in a very precarious position."

June 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka expects 65,000MT of urea given by India after a month: Minister

May be able to use in the current season

June 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans to import 800,000MT of rice, no immediate shortage: Minister

Crop shortfalls due to fertilizer and fuel shortages

June 7, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president orders plantations to grow food after soft-peg collapse

Sri Lanka's rice production has dropped by around 40 percent due to fertilizer ban.

June 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Prime Minister briefs FAO, UNDP on looming food shortage 

Sri Lanka is facing food shortage due to President Rajapaksa's fertilizer ban and dollar shortage

June 3, 2022 3 min read

Fears of looming food shortages as Sri Lanka's President urges officials to ensure essentials

Sri Lanka is facing a food shortage due to a 2021 fertilizer ban, dollar shortage

June 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka agriculture minister says food crisis avoidable, promises rice self-sufficiency in 2023

"It's okay to criticise us, but we ask that you do not discourage farmers from growing," he said.

May 31, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's new agriculture minister to propose acquiring uncultivated farmlands

“Everyone, please get in the field, and grow [crops],” the minister said on Sunday (29) speaking to reporters.

May 30, 2022 1 min read

Agricultural experts warn of looming food crisis in Sri Lanka

Though chemical fertilizer ban is now reversed, the prices have risen by more than 600 percent.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 28, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka apparel exporters call for urgent government action

Before the situation gets worse, we require immediate, decisive action for workable short and medium-term solutions

April 6, 2022 2 min read
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