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Saturday November 27th, 2021
Agriculture

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices ease lower for third week

Sri Lanka’s average coconut prices fell 0.31 percent to 48,118 rupees for a 1000 nuts at last auction on June 11, from...

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Sri Lanka chicken laying fewer eggs after Covid-19 disruptions, maize import controls

Sri Lanka's egg production had fallen and prices have picked up after disruption in feed supplies during a Coronavirus l...

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Sri Lanka tea prices ease lower, low growns drive May average to all time high

Sri Lanka's tea prices continued ease lower across grades and elevations in the first auction in June, but May national ...

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Sri Lanka coconut auction prices ease after 5-week rally

Sri Lanka’s average coconut prices fell 1.1 percent to 50,402 rupees for a 1000 nuts at last auction on May 28, from 5...

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Sri Lanka starts building 28km, U$244 million irrigation tunnel

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has kicked off the construction of a 28 kilometre long irrigation tunnel costin...

Sri Lanka to lease state land for commercial maize growing after banning imports

Sri Lanka is to lease 2,750 acres of state land to investors to grow maize in a commercial scale after banning its impor...

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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Sri Lanka plantations should start wage negotiations early: minister

Sri Lanka's regional plantations companies - commercial farms growing tea, rubber and oil palm - should start wage negot...

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Sri Lanka needs scientific evidence on palm oil controversy: Minister

Sri Lanka has to examine a growing controversy on oil palm cultivation using science and evidence based research and not...

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Sri Lanka's Watawala Plantations expect dairy turnaround

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Watawala Plantations Plc, which has interests in oil palm and cattle farming, that benefit fro...

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Sri Lanka floods to hit tea supplies to auctions

Sri Lanka's torrential rains are expected to disrupt tea supplies and reduce volume coming to forthcoming auctions, thou...

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Sri Lanka poultry farmers hit back at maize license raj, call for liberalization

Sri Lanka's poultry farmers who have been producing protein for the population despite government import duties taxes on...

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ADB gives US$453mn for Sri Lanka’s Mahaweli water security investment

ECONOMYNEXT – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is giving Sri Lanka a loan of US$453 million to fund the second ph...

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