Agriculture

4th International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry next week

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:40

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) is organising the fourth International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry [ICOAF] 2...


Watawala family gold sponsors for Colombo International Tea Convention 2017

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:40

Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd. and Watawala Plantations PLC, subsidiaries of the diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC, came onboard ...


Tibetan firm keen to serve nutritious yak milk products in Sri Lanka

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Tibet Treasure of Plateau Yak Dairy Industry Co. Ltd. looking for opportunities for marketing as well as setting up of a ...


PM opens newly modernised Ambeywela Highland Milk Powder Factory

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Says plans to increase investment on exports to relieve debt burden Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Gove...


Island Dairies wins President’s Award for best dairy company in Sri Lanka 

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Island Dairies Ltd., Kegalle, a leading company involved in manufacturing dairy products using milk from Sri Lanka won the President’s Award ...


FAO and EU promote agri-business in Ampara District in partnership with Hayleys

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:06

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has facilitated two contract farming agreements between farmer organisations oper...


Tea auctions this week

/ Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

By Forbes and Walker  Tea Brokers As the industry celebrated 150 years of Ceylon Tea, an international tea convention is scheduled to comm...


Browns Agriculture plays key role in Government-led drought assistance initiative

/ Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

The Browns Agriculture Division was selected by the Government of Sri Lanka as the preferred partner in its initiative to distribute water to the d...


Mulatiyana Tea Factory OP1 equals all-time record price

/ Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Mulatiyana Tea Factory situated in Mulatiyana, managed by K.H.G Mahinda Padmasiri and Malinda Padmasiri, has equalled an all-time record price at y...


Navin brews his cuppa for future of tea industry

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:16

Calls on stakeholders for a tea master plan to meet global challenges, trends in the international beverage markets Says to rebrand Ce...


PM urges tea industry to think outside the cup

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:12

Outlines importance of focusing on new lifestyles, supply chain systems, food technologies and sales techni ques to conquer new m...


Tea Sale Averages gain by 30% in July

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:40

Sri Lanka Tea Sale Averages for July 2017 recorded a gain of Rs. 139.46 or 30% from a year earlier.  Ceylon Tea Brokers Plc said high growns...


Tea auction offerings decline further this week

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:39

By Forbes  and Walker Tea Brokers Auction offerings declined further and totalled 6.3M/kg vis-à-vis the 6.7M/kg on offer the previo...


Mulatiyana Tea Factory establishes two ‘all-time record prices’

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:02

Mulatiyana Tea Factory situated in Mulatiyana, managed by K.H.G Mahinda Padmasiri and Malinda Padmasiri, achieved two all-time record prices at the...


All-time record price for New Vithanakande OP1

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:02

At the Colombo Tea Auction held on 1 and 2 August, an invoice of OP1 grade offered for sale by New Vithanakande Tea Factory, Dellwala in the Sabara...


Celebrating all that is tea at the inaugural Ceylon Tea Festival

/ Tuesday, 1 August 2017 00:16

Festival to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Ceylon Tea, attracting a new generation of tea connoisseurs and enthusiasts ...


Sri Lankan Embassy in Jordan celebrates 150 years of Ceylon Tea industry

/ Tuesday, 1 August 2017 00:16

The Embassy of Sri Lankan  in Jordan, Amman celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Ceylon tea industry under the theme ‘Global Ceylon T...


Lankaputhra Development Bank provides loan facilities for orchid cultivation

/ Tuesday, 1 August 2017 00:13

The invited guests and a part of the gathering    Lankaputhra Development Bank has come forward to provide loa...


Corporate sector partners National Farmer Awards 2017

/ Tuesday, 1 August 2017 00:11

The 12th edition of this much looked after national event among the Sri Lankan farming community will be held on Sunday 6 August at 2 p.m. at the &...


Sathosa to buy paddy from PMB immediately

/ Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:06

‘Paddy to be milled and released to consumers’ - Bathiudeen Both Govt. and private millers roped in Lanka Sathosa to re...


Today's Columnists

Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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