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Monday October 18th, 2021
Agriculture

Sri Lanka rubber industry calls for state support

Sri Lanka's rubber producers, who export nearly 1 billion US dollars annually, is calling for state support during the ...

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Prima Ceylon says has 3-month wheat flour security for Sri Lanka to fight Coronavirus

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Sri Lanka to buy US$760mn in chemical fertilizer

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers has approved the purchase of 760 million US dollars in chemical fertilizer from the wor...

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Sri Lanka to probe domestic maize collector racket

Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority has been instructed probe a racket to push up domestic maize prices just as the h...

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Sri Lanka in import substitution drive to be self-sufficient in food, turmeric

Sri Lanka will grow more food under an import substitution drive to reach self-sufficiency in pulses and turmeric to sav...

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's glyphosate ban cost Rs35bn in crop losses: farm managers

Sri Lanka's tea farm managers say a ban on the popular weedicide glyphosate without using scientific evidence, which end...

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Sri Lanka Maha 2018 rice production rebounds 62-pct

Sri Lanka's rough rice production in the main Maha cultivation season has been upped to 2.4 million metric tonnes, rebou...

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Sri Lanka's TAFL says exports of parent chicks up, weak domestic demand

Sri Lanka's Three Acre Farms, a breeder farm and poultry processing firm said exports of parent stocks rose in 2017, whi...

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Sri Lanka promote lagoon aquaculture, conservation

Sri Lanka's fisheries ministry will start a conservation program to protect lagoon eco-systems which will boost fisherie...

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Sri Lanka - Canada initiative develops nanotech to keep fruits fresh

Sri Lanka's Industrial Technology Institute has developed nanotechnology based products to keep fruits fresh and cut pos...

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Sri Lanka awards fertiliser contracts for paddy cultivation

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has awarded three companies contracts to supply 60,000 metric tonnes of chemical fertilis...

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Sri Lanka tea crop seen increasing as rains return

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan tea production, which has been hit badly in recent years by bad weather, is seen increas...

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Sinohydro wins Sri Lanka irrigation canal contract

ECONOMYNEXT – China’s Sinohydro Corporation Limited has won a Rs6.1 billion contract to build the Upper El...

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Sri Lanka's Hapugastenne Plantations expands pepper, cinnamon

Sri Lanka's Hapugastenne Plantations has expanded pepper and cinnamon cultivation as well as forestry cover to diversify...

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Sri Lanka wholesale rice prices fall dramatically in February

Sri Lanka's wholesale rice prices at the Marandagahamula market, which is a benchmark for the rest of the country has fa...

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Sri Lanka sets floor prices for farm-gate paddy

Sri Lanka is to purchase paddy (raw rice) at between 38 to 41 rupees a kilo, as the main Maha season harvests are beginn...

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Sri Lanka's Bairaha Farms to invest Rs1.3bn to increase production

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan poultry firm Bairaha Farms said it will spend Rs1.3 billion to increase day old broiler ...

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Sri Lanka’s DIMO extends market reach with control of seed, fertiliser firms

ECONOMYNEXT – Diesel & Motor Engineering said its acquisition of two firms supplying seeds and chemicals will qui...

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Sri Lanka coconut production down 18.6-pct in 2017

Sri Lanka's coconut production dropped 18.6 percent to 2.449 million nuts in 2018 amid a drought, from 3.011 million a y...

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Sri Lanka’s DIMO buys control of seed, fertiliser firms

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Diesel & Motor Engineering said it has acquired control of two companies which i...

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Sri Lanka packeted tea exports fall in January

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s tea export earnings rose sharply in January 2018 from a year ago, as the crop al...

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Sri Lanka maize output to rise 32-pct in 2018 Maha as rains return

Sri Lanka has raised a maize production forecast for the main Maha cultivation season in 2018 to 243,888 metric tonnes w...

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Sri Lanka expects 2018 Maha paddy output to rise 57-pct after rains

Sri Lanka is expecting to a paddy output in the main Maha cultivation season to rebound 57 percent from a year earlier t...

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Sri Lanka’s seafood exports up 42-pct in 2017

ECONOMYNEXT – Earnings from Sri Lanka’s sea food exports rose 42% to US$ 241 million in 2017 from a year a...

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Sri Lanka cuts state land lease rentals for agriculture

Sri Lanka has cut the lease rentals charged on state land released for commercial agriculture, Lands Minister Gayantha K...

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