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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Agriculture

Sri Lanka state firms to import 79,900MT of chemical fertilizer

Sri Lanka's state fertilizer firms have ordered 79,000 metric tonnes of chemical fertilizer to be distributed to farmers...

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Sri Lanka's plantations lose Rs2.6bn in six months ahead of mandated wage

Sri Lanka's publicly traded plantations companies, growing commercial crops such as tea, which have been asked by the g...

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Sri Lanka Coconut auction prices down 15-pct over two weeks

Sri Lanka's raw coconut prices fell for the second week in a row, tumbling 15 percent to 42,977 for a thousand nuts in t...

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Sri Lanka's Watawala Plantations profits down in Dec on flat revenue

Watawala Plantations Plc, Sri Lanka's largest palm oil producer, said the firm's net profits fell 17 percent to 174 mill...

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Sri Lanka coconut auction prices fall for third week

Sri Lanka's Average coconut prices fell 1.54 percent to 52,794 rupees for 1,000 nuts at the second auction in September ...

Sri Lanka's Crysbro enters seed paddy production

Sri Lanka's Crysbro, an agri-industrial group said it has started producing seed paddy on 1,000 acres of farmland which ...

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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Sri Lanka's Agalawatte Plantations returns to profit

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Agalawatte Plantations, which is carrying heavy losses with the former managemen...

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Sri Lanka's Hatton Plantations December net profit Rs94mn

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Hatton Plantations, which debuted on the Colombo Stock Exchange last Friday, made a net profit...

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High coconut prices causes loss at Sri Lanka’s Renuka Agri Foods

ECONOMYNEXT - Renuka Agri Foods, a Sri Lankan manufacturer of coconut-based food and beverage products, slipped into the...

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Sri Lanka's Watawala Plantations profits slide 58-pct

ECONOMYNEXT - Profits at Sri Lanka's Watawala Plantations fell 58 percent from a year ago to 202.1 million rupees in the...

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Sri Lanka’s Talawakelle Tea December quarter profit almost doubles

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Talawakelle Tea Estates said net profit almost doubled to Rs153.6 million in the...

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Sri Lanka Tea Board to put criminal factory owners out of business

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan tea factories owned by people who adulterate black tea to get higher prices will be shut...

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Sri Lanka to crackdown on tea trade corruption

ECONMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Minister of Plantation Industries Naveen Dissanayake said he wants to focus on cl...

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Turkey buys more Sri Lankan tea for blending, re-export

ECONOMYNEXT – Turkey sharply increased imports of Sri Lankan tea in 2017 for blending and re-export, emerging as ...

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Sri Lankan tea exports to China up 30-pct in 2017

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s tea exports to China surged 30% to 9.9 million kilos in 2017 from the year befor...

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Sri Lanka 2017 tea production up 5-pct to 307mn kg, exports $1.5bn

ECONOMYNEXT –Sri Lanka’s tea industry recovered in 2017 with the crop up 5% to 307 million kilos from a ye...

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Sri Lanka to set up monitoring agency for plantations firms

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan government plans to set up a monitoring agency to closely supervise the work of regi...

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Sri Lanka Tea Board in deal to increase exports to Turkey

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is to enter into an agreement on agricultural cooperation with Turkey, one of the main markets ...

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Pakistan plans dairy farm in Sri Lanka President's home district

Pakistan will kick off a feasibility study on a dairy farm in Sri Lanka's Polonnaruwa district, in the north central are...

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Sri Lanka to receive urgent fertiliser shipment tonight

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka expects to begin unloading a ship load of fertiliser from Pakistan, urgently required to ...

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Call for better monitoring of Sri Lankan tea exports

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan plantations companies have called for improved phytosanitary surveillance and quarantine...

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France to help Sri Lanka build mini dairy network

France will give a 13.9 million Euro concessional loan to Sri Lanka to build six hi tech mini dairies which can process ...

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Chinese firm wins Sri Lanka river water control contract

ECONOMYNEXT – China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd. has won a water management contract in an irrigation program on S...

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Sri Lanka looks to Australia for safe import of coconut

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is looking to Australia to find ways to safely import raw coconuts, as a drought has sharply red...

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Sri Lanka to seek tourism, private investments, at fishery harbours

Sri Lanka will seek private investments to start joint ventures at fishery including tourism services which will increas...

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