Agriculture

All time record price for Suduwelipothahena Super

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Galpaditenne Tea Factory situated in Lellopitiya, Ratnapura, established yet another “ All Time Record ” price at the weekly tea auctio...


Record price for Inverness BOPSP

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

An invoice of Broken Orange Pekoe Special (BOPSP) grade offered under Western High grown category at the Colombo Tea Auction held on 18 April for s...


India’s February tea output drops 21%

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

MUMBAI (Reuters): India’s tea production in February fell 21% from a year earlier to 13.54 million kg as a severe drought in the southern sta...


Global dairy prices rise for third auction in a row

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

WELLINGTON (Reuters): Global dairy prices rose for the third time in a row at an international auction on Wednesday, bolstering hope that last year...


Sugar output seen jumping in key Indian producing state

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

MUMBAI (Reuters): Sugar output in Maharashtra, one of India’s key producing states, will likely jump nearly 70% in 2017/18 to seven million t...


Bangladesh tea output rises 27% in 2016 to record level

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

DHAKA (Reuters): Bangladesh’s tea output rose by nearly 27% in 2016 to a record 85 million kg, official data showed, a quantity that may be b...


Hayleys Plantations shines with 20 awards at Forbes and Walker Tea Awards 2016

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading tea producers from the Hayleys Group, Kelani Valley Plantations (KVPL) and Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC (TTEL), recorded r...


Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers achieves all-time record prices for Delmar, Dunsinane and Cee Tee Hills

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

The following estates established all-time record prices at the weekly Tea Auctions held on 18 April. Delmar Estate Delmar...


Global food prices decline in March as sugar and vegetable oils slide

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

  First global 2017 projections point to robust cereal harvests even as some farmers switch crops  Rome: Global fo...


Inauguration of Agriculture Training Centre in Mahawilachchiya to benefit 3,000 families

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

The renovated Agriculture Training Centre and Agriculture Instructor’s Office located in Pemaduwa, Mahawilachchiya in the Anuradhapura Distri...


Hanwella farming family’s commitment to dairy excellence earns Presidential recognition

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

  Local Fonterra farmers believe continuous improvement and change can unleash the industry’s full potential  ...


Bangladesh raises local rice purchasing price

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

DHAKA (Reuters): Bangladesh has raised the price the government will pay to farmers for the upcoming season’s rice crop to 34 taka ($0.42) a ...


Ants mastered agriculture 30 million years before we did

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

AFP: Ants cultivated designer crops in controlled environments millions of years before humans figured out how to push seeds into the ground to gro...


Tea sales averages reach record high in March

/ Friday, 7 April 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka tea sale averages for March recorded Rs. 638.76 ($ 4.22) vis-à-vis Rs. 412.02 ($ 2.86) (+Rs. 226.74) in 2016.  “The t...


Sihara Tea Factory establishes all-time record price

/ Friday, 7 April 2017 00:00

Sihara Tea Factory situated in Galle has achieved an all-time record price at the weekly tea auction of 5 April, by securing an attractive price of...


Wikiliya Estate fetches all-time record price

/ Friday, 7 April 2017 00:00

Wikiliya Tea Factory (Aldora), Balangoda, achieved an all-time record price of Rs. 675 for two BM grade invoices in the Low Grown category at the w...


Mahagastotte, Dunsinane, Nildalukanda Estates set new records

/ Friday, 7 April 2017 00:00

The following estates achieved all-time record prices at the weekly Tea Auctions held on 5April.   Mahagastotte Estate Pedro...


Fortune Tea Factory equals all-time record price last set in 2011

/ Thursday, 6 April 2017 00:00

  Fortune Tea Factory, Urubokka equalled an all-time record price of Rs. 910 for an OPA grade in the Low Grown category at th...


Kamarangapitiya Tea Factory achieves all-time record price

/ Thursday, 6 April 2017 00:00

  Kamarangapitiya Tea Factory, Pellmadualla achieved an all-time record price of Rs. 930 per kilogramme for a PEK grade in th...


FAO project for development of site-specific fertiliser management systems for sustainable crop production

/ Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:00

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is inaugurating a project together with the Department of Agriculture (DOA) to as...


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Reform of exchange controls: There is a need, but do it correctly – Part I

24 April 2017

The first Ceylonese Governor of the newly-established Central Bank N.U. Jayawardena ​ Proposal to reform exchange controls without giving details Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in announcing the economic policy s...


PIM MBA in Oman: A Sri Lankan pride

24 April 2017

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Muscat, Oman. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Oman who actively supported our endeavo...


Potential risks and negative implications of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

24 April 2017

From the perspective of the Government, the following are the key components of a checklist for assessment and validation prior to the enactment of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill. Does the Bill in its present form, post enactment: 1.Advanc...


Meethotamulla tragedy and political garbage

22 April 2017

    The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio. Street protests are happening around every garbage dump. Modern day popular communication technologies have take...


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