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Saturday November 27th, 2021
Agriculture

Sri Lanka tea demand in the Coronavirus era, the China factor and anti-viral claims

Coronavirus is buffeting the short term demand for Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea with fears of second waves coming in while med...

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Sri Lanka tea prices mixed in mid June

Sri Lanka tea prices were mixed at the second auction in June with some ex-estate Uva and Udapussellawa teas showing gai...

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Sri Lanka to call bids to extract oleoresin from state pine forests

Sri Lanka will call competitive bids to extract oleoresin from 6,200 hectares of re-forested pine coming under two gover...

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Sri Lanka chicken supplies to tighten after Covid-19 crisis, maize import controls

Sri Lanka's poultry meat supplies would tighten in the coming weeks as frozen chicken stockpiled during a Coronavirus lo...

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Sri Lanka rough rice harvest to top 3.0mn tonnes in 2021 Maha

Sri Lanka is forecasting a 3.08 million tonne rough rice (paddy) harvest from the main Maha cultivation season in 2021, ...

Sri Lanka to import more than a million cows – Agriculture Minister

Sri Lanka will launch an ambitious program to be nearly self-sufficient in liquid milk aiming to meet most of the nation...

Sri Lanka fresh coconuts up 6.4-pct at auction

Sri Lanka's average price or fresh coconuts rose 6.4 percent from a week earlier to 32,770 rupees per 1,000 nuts, as har...

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India to part-finance refrigerated warehouse in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – A planned temperature controlled storage facility to be set up in central Sri Lanka, funded largely...

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Sri Lanka increases planting subsidies for rubber

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government is to sharply raise subsidies given to farmers for planting rubber tr...

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Sri Lanka's LMF to invest Rs2bn in new dairy farm

Lanka Milk Foods, a unit of Sri Lanka's Melstacorp Plc, said it will invest 2 billion rupees to set up a dairy farm with...

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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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