An Echelon Media Company
Sunday December 4th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s CMC switches to vegetables amid looming food crisis

Sri Lanka is facing a looming food crisis following chemical fertilizer ban, economic crisis

November 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's land acquisition law must be changed to modernise agriculture: president

“It will be equal to any freehold land that you have. The government's land acquisition law has to be changed."

November 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka warned against smuggled agro-chemicals

Some have labels in languages that farmers do not use

November 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea prices extend losses


November 13, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka coconut price edges up despite excess supply 

The slight price increase comes amid heavy rains this week

October 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices continue to climb

Buyers offered 1,381,134 nuts at the auction and sold 970,638.

October 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka mulls controlling rubber imports for export industries

Plantations Minister looking to limit imports

October 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka awards contract to buy potassium fertilizer for Maha season

Contract awarded to Ameropa Asia (Pvt) Ltd

October 4, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka cannabis growing law to cabinet soon: Minister

There is a large export demand also

October 4, 2022 2 min read

US ready to support Sri Lanka agriculture biotechnology: Cindy McCain

I would love to hear more about what your plans are

Tania Madies
October 3, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka coconut prices edge up; price range widens  

Buyers offered 1,018,186 nuts at the auction and sold 706,009.

October 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka tea cost of production up 30-35-pct, industry says

We must first set ensure that politics is led by economics and science, and not the other way around.

October 1, 2022 2 min read

US giving tools for Sri Lanka to improve food supplies: Cindy McCain

A currency collapse has put food out of reach of low income families

Tania Madies
September 28, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka plantations call for new model as wage talks loom

Plantations losing labour

September 26, 2022 3 min read
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 371.7757 371.7599
UK Pound 442.7119 438.8584
Euro 387.1945 385.3880
Aus Dollar 253.0234 251.0798
Yen 2.6686 2.6603
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.4818 4.4863
Korea Won 0.2748 0.2747
Oman Rial 944.1068 944.1068
Saudi Riyal 96.7270 96.7115
UAE Dirham 98.9627 98.9627
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,464.20 -3.19%
CSE All Share 8,087.04 -2.47%
Turnover Rs million 1,626,658,918 1,576,314,848
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 31.03 31.03
6-m bill 29.57 29.60
12-m bill 28.41 28.41
5-yr bond 27.49 27.57
8-yr bond 27.44 27.23
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 15.50 15.50
Gilt Repo 15.50 15.50
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka coconut prices fall further at weekly auction

Margin between highest and lowest prices narrowed this week

September 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Agripreneurs' Forum recommends 10 proposals to improve access to food

A meeting was held with the minister and other stakeholders on September 06

September 23, 2022 9 min read

Sri Lanka President allows glyphosate for all crops in Maha season

Glyphosate use liberalized for six months

September 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka mulls using imported rice for animal feed to keep farmgate prices up

It is alright to import rice for animal feed

September 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction price down 5.1-pct

Coconut export earning was $483 mln in first 7 months of 2022

September 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka may halt rice imports to maintain farmgate paddy prices: Minister

We decided to progressively reduce it and halt imports

September 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president calls for food security plan amid UN hunger warnings

"Sri Lanka needs to work collectively to solve the food issue in the face of the global food crisis."

September 14, 2022 3 min read

UN Food Programme, FOA warn of a Sri Lanka food 'shortage'

The organisations expect the situation to worsen mainly during October 2022 to February 2023.

Mahadiya Hamza
September 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to get maize seeds with Japan support

JICA to provide 200MT of seed

September 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka agriculture ministry launches green chillies cultivation drive

The programme was launched in the north central district of Anuradhapura last Saturday September 10.

Neshella Perera
September 12, 2022 2 min read