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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Agriculture

Sri Lanka high grown teas up, low growns ease in April 29/30 auction

Sri Lanka's high grown Ceylon teas made gains at the last auction in April, while low growns eased after steep prices ga...

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Sri Lanka's People's Bank to give agriculture loans of Rs3mn

Sri Lanka's state-run People's Bank will give up to 3.0 million rupees for agriculture and set up 200 cluster villages, ...

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Sri Lanka transport controls hit fertilizer supplies, military to step in

Sri Lanka's tight controls, transport , permits and price controls which have already hit food supplies and have also hu...

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Sri Lanka tea plantations to pay salaries of workers in April

Sri Lanka's tea farms will be able to pay salaries to workers in April since tea is being plucked and prices have also r...

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Sri Lanka to open Rs6.9bn Peliyagoda Manning vegetable market

Sri Lanka is opening a new 6.9 billion rupee vegetable wholesale market in Peliyagoda, in the periphery of the capital C...

Sri Lanka country-wide curfew stopped with greatest difficulty: Basil

A request for a national curfew by health authorities was avoided with the greatest difficulty Basil Rajapaksa, brother...

Sri Lanka coconut prices plunge 30-pct at auction; export ban may be lifted

Sri Lanka's fresh coconuts dropped to an average 30 percent to 30,793 rupees for 1,000 nuts at the latest auction in Aug...

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Sri Lanka rice output to grow 56-pct in Yala 2018

Sri Lanka's rough rice output in the current Yala minor agricultural season is projected to be up 56 percent from a year...

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Sri Lanka fresh coconut prices fall steeply at auctions

Sri Lanka's fresh coconut prices have started to fall sharply at auctions, with many desiccated coconut and oil mills wh...

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Sri Lanka’s Watawala Plantations June net down 57-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Watawala Plantations net profit fell 57% to 164 million rupees in the June 2018 ...

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Sri Lanka’s Talawakelle Tea June quarter profit flat

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Talawakelle Tea Estates June 2018 quarter was virtually flat at 46 million rupee...

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Sri Lanka to set up cold storage unit for farm produce to cut post-harvest losses

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government is to set up a temperature controlled storage facility at Dambulla, ...

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Sri Lanka to reimburse tea exporter promotional costs

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan government is to reimburse 19 tea exporters half their international promotional cos...

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Sri Lanka should follow evidence-based policies on tobacco cultivation: report

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lankan legislators must pursue evidence-based policies on tobacco cultivation, a consultancy firm said ...

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Dwindling Sri Lanka rubber output seen deterring investors

ECONOMYNEXT – Falling natural rubber production in Sri Lanka might deter new investments in the rubber products m...

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Sri Lanka shipwrecked fishermen rescued by China dredger

A Chinese sea sand dredger working on a sea reclamation project near Sri Lanka's Colombo port had rescued two shipwrecke...

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Sri Lanka farmers get weather forecasts from birds: Survey

Farmers in Sri Lanka are turning to technology to predict the weather as climate change makes traditional forecasting me...

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Sri Lanka Yala 2018 rice forecast up 18-pct

Sri Lanka is forecasting 1.080 million tonnes of paddy (rough rice) to be produced in the 'Yala' minor cultivation seaso...

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Sri Lanka may lose Japan tea market due to continued glyphosate ban

Sri Lanka is facing the risk of a complete ban on tea exports to Japan due to the use of alternative weedicides to glyph...

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Sri Lanka debates nutrition while President calls for higher fruit prices

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's top officials debated the validity of regulation to boost nutrition after President Maithripal...

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Sri Lanka to make fruits fashionable, use better preservation methods

ECONOMYNEXT - The Sri Lankan government will begin experimenting on processes to preserve rambutan and durian as a part ...

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Vessel monitoring improves Sri Lanka fisheries sustainability

ECONOMYNEXT – The introduction of a Vessel Monitoring Service (VMS) to track fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters h...

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Sri Lanka’s Hatton Plantations to build more tea factories

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hatton Plantations PLC plans to build more tea factories as it seeks to take adv...

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Tough going for Sri Lanka tea extracts business

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hayleys group has said its tea extracts business has found the going slow owing ...

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Sri Lanka tea auction average prices slip below 2017 levels

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan tea prices fell at this week’s Colombo auction with the cumulative auction averag...

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Sri Lankan dairy industry wants price formula for milk powder

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s dairy industry has called for a price formula to replace government price control of mi...

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