Agriculture

Working Group on Natural Rubber Price Stabilisation holds third meeting

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

  The third meeting of the Working Group on Natural Rubber Price Stabilisation appointed by the Association of Natural Rubber...


Ceylon Planters Society celebrates 80th Anniversary

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

By Lalin I. De Silva  The 80th Anniversary of the Ceylon Planters Society is awaited with a measure of anticipation and the day falls on 5 S...


Govt. to rehabilitate degraded agricultural lands in central highlands under 5-year $ 11 m project

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

The Government will implement a five-year project to reverse and arrest land degradation in agricultural lands in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Badulla D...


“Tea and rubber can regain lost glory via pragmatic approach”

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

Jivaka Atapattu, the newly-appointed Plantation Agricultural Specialist by the Ministry of Plantation Industries, said that he is confident that th...


RPCs call on stakeholders to urgently fix productivity-linked Collective Agreement

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

From left: Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Director General/CEO – Kanishka Weerasinghe, Planters’ Association Chai...


Pakistan reaches out to rehabilitate agrarian community in eastern Sri Lanka

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

In order to promote and rehabilitate the agrarian community of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, the Pakistani Government, through its H...


Taking spices to the world

/ Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:01

Spice industry to reach an export target of $1b by 2020 Minister says execution of projects challenging, urges stakeholder support&nbs...


All responsibilities will be fulfilled towards farming community: President

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:02

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasised that the Government is bound by their policies to fulfil the responsibilities and duties towards...


All-time record price for Ceciliyan Tea Factory

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

Ceciliyan Tea Factory managed by Ceciliyan Associates Ltd., situated in Kalawana, Ratnapura, established an all-time record price for a CTC Low Gro...


CTC holds its SADP Annual Fair to celebrate a decade of rural empowerment

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

From left: South Asia Area BAT Area Director Syed Javed Iqbal, Chairman Susantha Ratnayake CTC and CTC’s Chief Executive Officer and...


Chrisantha crafts perfect cuppa for future of Ceylon tea

/ Thursday, 18 August 2016 00:00

Industry veteran and Ceylon Tea Brokers Plc Chairman Chrisantha Perera in the company’s 2015/16 Annual Report has come out with a compelling ...


George Steuart Teas ‘Highest Value Added Exporter in Tea Sector’ at Presidential Export Awards

/ Thursday, 18 August 2016 00:00

George Steuart Teas, one of the country’s foremost exporters of Ceylon Tea who are widely recognised as the ‘Original Tea People’...


Rathana Thero insists on blanket ban for all toxin treatments in agriculture

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

By Devin Jaysundera The controversial weedicide ban which has irked the plantation industry in the country was furthered strengthened when the...


Phytase pioneer BASF introduces Natuphos E to unlock vital nutrients for Sri Lanka’s feed industry

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:00

BASF has launched Natuphos E, a new phytase for animal nutrition, in Sri Lanka. With unprecedented enzyme stability, Natuphos E helps poul...


NCE team to attend International Pepper Conference

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:00

The IPC conducts regular sessions and meetings every year hosted by Member countries on rotation basis.  Each member country is represented by...


Pro Food / Pro Pack & Ag-biz exhibition to kick off on 12 August

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:00

Pro food / Pro Pack & Ag-biz 2016, Sri Lanka’s only comprehensive food, agriculture and packaging exhibition will be held for the 15th co...


Live and don’t learn should be Asia rubber producers’ motto

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:00

LAUNCESTON, Australia (Reuters):  There is a definite sense of deja vu in Asia’s natural rubber markets, with the latest attempt of the ...


Rubber Master Plan to aid industry recovery

/ Wednesday, 3 August 2016 00:02

Plantation Industries Minister Naveen Dissanayake – Pic by Krishan Ranasinghe By Charumini de Silva Plagued by weak i...


Where is organic farming heading: An economic explanation

/ Wednesday, 3 August 2016 00:00

 Introduction Organic farming is desirable since it produces Ecological Goods and Services (EGSs). The main outputs of an organic farming sy...


Sri Lanka tea meets Saudi Food and Drug Authority specifications

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

From left: Nishanta Jayatilake, Dr. Sarath Abeysinghe and Hasitha De Alwis at the press briefing in Riyadh – Arab News Sri Lankan tea...


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Fast-track reforms to address skill gaps

26 August 2016

 The Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit (HCS) served as a platform for a dialogue between policymakers, business leaders, industry experts and global thought leaders. The conference also served as a platform to identify solutions to bridge the sk...


An old presidential ethic, or a new political culture?

26 August 2016

  THE X FILES – the more some things change, the more they remain the same… You could think we would know better by now not to make future heroes out of former zeroes. We have had our idolatrous fingers burned by ...


Post-Paada Yathra – Punditry and Polemics

26 August 2016

 Confusing friend and foe with right and wrong is an occupational hazard of partisan commentators. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is no exception to the rule. Despite the voluntary stepping on a discursive banana skin, his latest essay ‘Politic...


Learn to learn by doing; do not outsource your education

26 August 2016

“...Tell me I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn,” said Benjamin Franklin.   Then, how do you feel about the students who do not listen to what you tell them, who do not study what you teach, and who do...


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