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Monday April 15th, 2024

No rice imports permitted in Sri Lanka, says State FinMin

The government reduced import tax on rice by 65 rupees for 19 days in January to encourage imports

April 15, 2024 2 min read

Chinese onion becomes cheaper in Sri Lanka than Indian ahead of festivals

Chinese onion price reduced by Rs. 120 per kg to 375, Indian onion price slashed by Rs. 50 to 445

April 9, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to inaugurate delayed, Iran-assisted 120 MW Umaoya project this month

Iran could not fund the project as promised due to the economic sanctions by the U.S.

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to export chilli, eggplant, okra and maize seeds: Minister

Agriculture Dept, private sector conducted research on these new types of seeds, Amaraweera says at CIC farm

April 8, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka to lift undu import ban to meet local demand in festival period

Sri Lanka will lift its protectionist import ban on undu to bring in 2,000 metric tonnes to meet seasonal demand

Sri Lanka producers meeting demand, egg at Rs35 for new year: Minister

Production of eggs in local poultry farms has already exceeded 7.5 million, Amaraweera said.

Sri Lanka agri officials, food firms learn cutting edge tech in Germany

On show were freeze drying machines which extends the life of food nearing expiration by another two years

March 28, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to import onions from China after India export ban: Minister

“Importation is less than before,”

Apsara Rodrigo
March 28, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka earns 3.4bn from coconut water export in Feb: Minister

"If not for wildlife eating crops this would have been higher"

March 26, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut prices up 0.79-pct at auction

Highest and lowest prices down from a week ago

Apsara Rodrigo
March 24, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka fertiliser subsidy for Yala season to cost Rs7.5 bn

Department of Agrarian Development has made arrangements to transfer 15,000 rupees per hectare to the farmers’ account...

Nethmi Rajawasam
March 21, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to commence Mahaweli A, B zone development: president

"We can start this by 2026," he said.

March 21, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's low grown Ceylon teas fall, high growns up

National average down over low growns

Nethmi Rajawasam
March 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's coconut price down 2.6-pct at auction


Apsara Rodrigo
March 12, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans bootha price controls

Sri Lanka's combined harvesters for rice is next in line for price controls

March 7, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to gazette price ceiling for eggs

Price ceiling for eggs, as prices in the market rise ahead of several key religious and cultural holidays.

Nethmi Rajawasam
March 6, 2024 2 min read
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Sri Lanka coconut auction price up 4.7-pct

Auction price are down 2.5-pct so far this year

Apsara Rodrigo
March 3, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka should focus on alternative crops: Minister

Need to focus on alternative crops such as maize, green gram and undu

Apsara Rodrigo
March 1, 2024 1 min read

Vietnam delegation on agriculture, fisheries, meets Sri Lanka chamber

Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development met Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for collaboration in agriculture

February 26, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices up 9-pct

Sri Lanka’s average coconut prices was 70,593 per 1,000 nuts at the auction on February 22,

Apsara Rodrigo
February 26, 2024 1 min read

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

Apsara Rodrigo
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

February 19, 2024 2 min read

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

Nethmi Rajawasam
February 18, 2024 2 min read
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