Agriculture

All time record price for Suduwelipothahena CTC

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

Galpaditenne Tea Factory situated in Lellopitiya, Ratnapura, established an All Time Record price at the weekly tea auction of 6 December by securi...


New Hopewell at Colombo Tea Auctions achieves all time record price

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

At the Colombo Tea Auctions held on 5 and 6 December an invoice of BM from New Hopewell selling under the garden mark ‘Chandrika Estate&rsquo...


Two all time record prices for Ceciliyan Tea Factory

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

Ceciliyan Tea Factory managed by Ceciliyan Associates Ltd. situated in Kalawana, Ratnapura established two All Time Record prices for a CTC Low Gro...


Britain publishes draft sugar tax

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain moved forward with its planned sugar tax on Monday, publishing draft legislation confirming a two-band levy for sugar-ad...


Why agricultural value chains fail – Part (2): A principal-agent-problem

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

  A tea cultivation in Nuwara Eliya – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   It is time to move away from traditional s...


Nestlé Lanka gives boost to coconut industry

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

In celebration of its 150th anniversary worldwide and 110 years locally, Nestlé launched another big commitment to help develop the...


Nature’s Agro Products Lanka Company in progress with fleet of awards

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

Nature’s Agro Products Lanka Company which exports value-added cinnamon and coconut products as well as many spices-based products h...


Dickoya Estate achieves all time record price

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

Dickoya Estate (selling mark Adisham) situated in Dickoya achieved an all-time record price of Rs. 620 for a FGS1 grade in the Western High Grown c...


Hidellana Tea Factory tops the market for Low Grown Dust-1 Grade

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

Hidellana Tea Factory situated in Ratnapura achieved an all time record price of Rs. 610 for a Dust-01 Grade in the Low country elevation at this w...


Liyonta Tea Factory achieves all-time record price

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

Liyonta Tea Factory situated in Neluwa-Dangala achieved an all time record price of Rs. 870 for a Pekoe Grade in the Low grown elevation at this we...


Tea price records tumble for a fourth straight week

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

Following up on last week’s record breaking performance in the Low Grown category teas sold under the New Vithanakande Mark improved their ow...


Hayleys Agriculture unveils world-renowned DJI AGRAS Agriculture Drone in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

The Research and Development arm of Hayleys Agriculture Holdings in collaboration with DJI training service provider, Guangdong Guo-An Intelligent...


KOPIA Sri Lanka Centre donates agricultural facilities to Sri Lankan farmers

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

The Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Sri Lanka Centre has been assisting in promoting the multiplication of onion seed i...


Kiruwanaganga Estate achieves another record price

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

  The Kiruwanaganga tea factory situated in Deniyaya achieved yet another record price of Rs. 830, surpassing the previously ...


Dutch agri delegation meets Malik

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

  Michiel van Erkel, Director International Agribusiness, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Leader of the Dutch agricultural d...


Carolina CTC tea factory establishes record price at Colombo auction

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

At this week’s Ex-Estate Tea Auction held yesterday, an invoice of PF1 from Carolina Estate, Watawala, secured a Colombo Tea Auction record p...


Hidellana Estate obtains all-time record price

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

  At this week’s tea auction an invoice of BM grade selling under the Ranwin mark from Hidellana Tea Factory, Ratnapura...


Crop insurance: Is it workable in Sri Lanka?

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

Promoting effective risk management among farmers is important – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   ​ By Kanchana Wick...


Nestlé Lanka wins 2016 Swarnadeepa Golden Award

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

From left: Nestlé Assistant Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Communications Bandula Egodage, Nestlé Agricultural Services...


Parakaduwa Tea Factory establishes an all-time record price

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

Parakaduwa Tea Factory Inv 1181 BOPFSp achieved Rs. 800 at the auction held on 22/23 November, establishing an all-time record price. The teas were...


Today's Columnists

Researchers and elephants – we have a problem!

8 December 2016

 John Dewey said that “every great advance in science has come from a new audacity of imagination” and these acts of imagination have to come from researchers. The numbers for Sri Lanka appear to be really worrying as the critica...


CEB Engineers, back to old practices

7 December 2016

   Considering the low reliability of the Norochcholai coal-fired power plant, Sri Lanka could face energy and capacity shortages in 2018-2019 and under drought  conditions even with planned plant additions   ...


Policy contradictions hold back economic prospects

7 December 2016

   Whilst fiscal adjustments are in disarray, the Central Bank which is supposed to conduct the country’s monetary policy independently is being increasingly subject to political influence, according to recent newspaper rep...


Why agricultural value chains fail – Part (2): A principal-agent-problem

7 December 2016

  A tea cultivation in Nuwara Eliya – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   It is time to move away from traditional subsidy based agricultural value chains and look for more efficient methods. Some organisations are a...


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