Agriculture

Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part (IV): Misaligned incentives

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:05

While the beginning of the fertiliser subsidy provides incentives for farmers to apply fertiliser to increase the yield, the latter part o...


Browns Agriculture plays part in Govt. initiative

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  The Ministry of Disaster Management and the Presidential Secretariat handed 200 Browns TAFE 45DI Tractors together with bo...


Watawala Tea hailed as ‘Most Popular Hot Beverage Brand’

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  Watawala Tea, the market leader in the tea category, was awarded the ‘Most Popular Hot Beverage Brand of the Year&rsq...


Tea Tang – obsessed with perfect tea

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  Tea Tang, founded on a passion for tea, holds pride of place amongst tea connoisseurs and enthusiastic tea drinkers with it...


Keells Super partners Institute of Post Harvest Technology to improve supply and value chain of mangoes

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  The Institute of Post Harvest Technology (IPHT) of the Ministry of Agriculture recently launched a program aimed at improvi...


Dilmah Tea packed fresh in carbon neutral facility

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Dilmah has successfully fulfilled the pledge made in 2014 by Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando, to become a carbon neutrality facility by...


All-time record price for Alton Estate

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

An equal all-time record price of Rs. 700 per Kg was obtained for an invoice of Fannings-1 grade produced by Alton Estate at this week’s Colo...


Mt. Vernon Estates achieves all-time record

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Mt. Vernon estate achieved an all-time record price of Rs. 540 for a BPS grade in the Western High Grown CTC category at the Weekly Tea Auctions he...


Nildalukanda Tea Factory sets new record

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Nildalukanda Factory achieved an all-time record price of Rs. 560 for a BPS grade in the Low Grown CTC category at the weekly Tea Auctions held on ...


Support for high-value export crop cultivation: Daya

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage stressed that his Ministry always supports the cultivation of export crops that have a high value in the wo...


All-time record price for Morawakkorale Tea Factory

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Morawakkorale Tea Factory situated in Kotapola in the Matara District established an all-time record price for a BOP1A grade selling at Rs. 700 per...


Record price for Florence PF1 Grade

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Abbotsleigh Estate Hatton, selling under the Florence mark, bettered its own record for High Grown CTC PF1 grade at the auction of 14/15 March with...


Building a sustainable future for Sri Lanka’s estate communities with Hayleys Plantations

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Introduction  Sri Lanka’s tea industry continues to grapple with chronic systemic challenges in the form of steadily...


Story of Samaposha comes alive with real farming families

/ Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

The story of ‘Samaposha’, the favourite breakfast cereal that kick-starts the day for Sri Lanka’s children, is woven around the l...


All-time record price for Morawakkorale Tea Factory

/ Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

  Morawakkorale Tea Factory situated in Kotapola in the Matara District established an all-time record price for a BOP1A Grad...


Abbotsleigh Estate fetches all-time high price

/ Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

At this week’s Ex-Estate Tea Auction, an invoice of PF1 of Abbotsleigh Estate, selling under the mark ‘Florence’, secured an all-...


Nestlé Kurunegala factory showcases best practices in global markets

/ Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

  Nestlé Lanka recently hosted an international workshop at its Kurunegala factory, where best practices in manufactur...


Dairy presents potential to improve nutrition levels of Sri Lankans and strengthen national economy

/ Tuesday, 7 March 2017 00:00

  A panel of public and private sector leaders came together in Colombo recently, agreeing that through education, innovation...


Lasers to keep poultry chickens safe from avian bird flu

/ Tuesday, 7 March 2017 00:00

  Delft (The Netherlands): The British Government has extended the avian influenza (bird flu) prevention zone to April 2017. ...


Sugarcane harvesting season opens amidst stunning profits

/ Monday, 6 March 2017 00:03

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen ceremonially chops a sugarcane at the Buttala cane plantation of Pelawatte Sugar Facto...


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FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it with im...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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