Agriculture

Why does Sri Lanka struggle to tap its agribusiness potential? Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

‘The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016’ organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has allocated ‘Session 6’ of the two day e...


The future for sustainable and ethical food business

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

  Founded three decades ago, Ma’s has grown into Sri Lanka’s leading family meal solutions provider. Along with a...


Puttalam Farm launches innovative micro income scheme to benefit farmers

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

Puttalam Farm, one Sri Lanka’s pioneering organic farms and eco lodges, has launched an innovative micro income scheme with farmers to enhanc...


EU grants new aid to struggling milk farmers

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

AFP: The EU announced Monday a further 500 million euros ($553 million) for farmers to help reverse the plunge in prices shaking a dairy industry h...


BOI enterprise Aussee Oats now an FSSC 22000 and GMP certified company

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

BOI Chairman Upul Jayasuriya formally presents the Certificate for Good Manufacturing Process and Food Safety System Certification 22000 to Aissess...


Awards ceremony to felicitate Tea Board employees with over 25 years of service

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

The Sri Lanka Tea Board decided to organise an award ceremony to felicitate its employees who count more than 25 years of service as at 31 December...


Bangladesh tea prices fall amid ample supplies

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

Dhaka (Reuters): Tea prices in Bangladesh fell sharply at the weekly auction on Tuesday as volumes on offer were at their highest level of the seas...


World food prices post biggest rise for four years in June: FAO

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

Rome (Reuters): World food prices posted their biggest monthly rise for four years in June, buoyed by a surge in sugar and increases for most other...


Sri Lanka sees upward trend in its ‘Instant tea’ and ‘Ready to Drink tea’ exports

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

Tea Sector 2015, an analytical source of comprehensive information regarding the tea sector in Sri Lanka and its competitive markets, can be now ob...


Scientific research in value chain development

/ Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:05

  Introduction With more than 20 qualified researchers, more than 100 research projects and Rs. 200 million annual expenditure, the ...


Cinnamon Training Academy: Pathway to a future career

/ Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka’s cinnamon is an important export commodity which plays a vital role in the rural economy, providing revenue and employment to appr...


KOPIA introduces South Korea’s rice cultivation technology to Sri Lanka

/ Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:00

The KOPIA (KOrea Program on International Agriculture) Sri Lanka Centre established a model farm village for rice production at Rajanganaya in part...


‘Total rewards’ in regional plantation companies

/ Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:05

The struggle between the capital (employer) and labour (employee) existed since the industrial revolution for profits and benefits. Capital cannot ...


Govt. expects to net Rs. 16 b by resuming fish processing factories closed due to EU ban

/ Friday, 8 July 2016 00:00

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says 36 fish processing factories were not in operation after the Europe...


Spice industry calls for additional land to increase production

/ Friday, 8 July 2016 00:00

The country’s spice exporters insisted the Government release uncultivated land to growers in order to increase production and exports, as...


NCE President Silva addresses WTO Forum on ‘Spicing up Development Assistance’

/ Friday, 8 July 2016 00:00

National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) President Sarada De Silva spoke at a World Trade Organization (WTO) Forum in Geneva on 21...


No landing, no pirates: Port State Measures Agreement can sink illegal fishing

/ Friday, 8 July 2016 00:00

By José Graziano da Silva Last year, roughly one of every six fish sold around the world was caught illegally.  That number is now ...


Melbourne showcases food produce in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 8 July 2016 00:00

From left: Victorian Government Business Office, South Asia Executive Director Megan Phelan, Australian High Commissioner, Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchess...


DIMO expands to agricultural sector, launches ‘DIMO Agri’

/ Thursday, 7 July 2016 00:00

T. Pavanan , Country Head Sri Lanka-CLAAS, Dr Jens Oeding , Regional President of Asia_CLAAS, Gahanath Pandithage Group CEO DIMO, Channa ...


Breakthrough research on fodder development to strengthen dairy industry

/ Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:03

Fonterra signs landmark MoU with University of Peradeniya and Coconut Research Institute Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka signed a tripartite Memo...


Today's Columnists

Think outside the box, the way out?

23 July 2016

A classic example of our cultural predictability is explicit in the saga behind the naming of Sri Lanka’s only international airport   It will not be wrong to say that we are a country in a permanent state of crisis, but...


“Nationalist” Government – to counter nationalistic rhetoric?

22 July 2016

NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER – The spirit of a nascent Sri Lankan nationalism (inclusive, tolerant, Other-embracing) might be compromised if Government and civil society together don’t challenge competing nationalisms Ca...


Premechandran on northern problems and Govt. inaction

22 July 2016

    EPRLF Leader and TNA member Suresh Premechandran   Q: What is the latest with regard to the Jaffna University clash?  A: I do not know why this much of exposure is given to this drama. Earlier...


Trade and FDI needs a one-stop-shop, not one more stop

22 July 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s office in Ireland. Apple has publicly stated that it wants to significantly expand its operations in Ireland Many foreign investors I engage with want Sri Lanka to emulate Ireland, or even Vietn...


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