Agriculture

Sri Lanka shines at World Tea Expo

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s celebrated Ceylon Tea roared at this year’s World Tea Expo, drawing attention to the official country of origin and showing...


Exporters list 12 consequences of not liberalising tea imports

/ Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  The proposal for liberalisation of tea imports has been debated for over 15 years without any decision. The Tea Exporters A...


Global warming could cut essential crop harvests in half, study finds

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:12

Wheat production in the US could fall by 20% by 2100 – Getty   For each day above 30C, maize and soybean plants can ...


Bangladesh tea prices rally for second week

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:11

Dhaka (Reuters): Tea prices in Bangladesh rose for the second straight weekly auction amid concerns that bad weather could hit production in key pr...


All-time record price for Ceciliyan Tea Factory

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:11

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


SL to host International Rubber Study Group annual meet next year

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:10

The Government last week decided to hold the annual meeting of International Rubber Study Group in Sri Lanka in 2018.  Plantation I...


India’s April tea exports drop 9.2%

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:10

Mumbai (Reuters): India’s tea exports in April fell 9.2% from a year ago to 12.21 million kg, the state-run Tea Board said in a statement. ...


Plantation Industries Ministry new Secretary

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:09

J.A. Ranjith assumed duties as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Plantation Industries at its office on 11th floor, Sethsiripaya (Stage...


All-time record price for Broadlands Small Holders

/ Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:00

  Broadlands Small Holders Tea Factory situated in Pitawela, Ginigathena, has established an all time record price at the wee...


Global dairy milk market to top $ 16 b in 2018

/ Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:00

The global market for dairy alternative drinks is expected to reach $16.3 billion in 2018, up dramatically from $7.4 billion in 2010, according to ...


Ceylon Tea – A celebration of 150 years

/ Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:00

    One hundred and fifty years ago, the pioneers of Ceylon Tea, cultivated the land, built the infrastructure and laid o...


Raw sugar prices hit 1-week high

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:09

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters): Raw sugar prices rose to a one-week high on Thursday. July raw sugar closed up 0.2 cent, or 1.41%, at 14.34 c...


Global food import bill on the rise despite stable markets

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:06

Rome: Global food commodity markets are well-balanced, buoyed by ample supplies of wheat and maize and rebounding production of oilseed pr...


Hayleys launches online tea portal www.hayleystea.com in 150th year anniversary celebrations of Ceylon Tea

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:04

From left: Kapruka.com Chairman Dulith Herath, Sri Lanka Tea Board Chairman Rohan Pethiyagoda, Hayleys PLC Chairman and Chief Executive Mo...


Bangladesh tea prices rise on robust demand

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:03

DHAKA (Reuters): Tea prices in Bangladesh rose nearly 8% at a weekly auction last week buoyed by robust demand for quality leaf, while sales increa...


Ranaya achieves all time record on maiden sale

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:02

Ranaya Tea Factory achieved an all time record price of Rs. 695 for a BM grade in the Off grade category on its very first appearance at t...


EDB promotes Made in Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:01

Sri Lanka Pavilion at SIAL Canada, in Toronto The Export Development Board (EDB) organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the ‘SI...


Navin Dissanayake visits organic food exhibition in Sydney

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

  Minister Navin Dissanayake has visited the organic food exhibition in Sydney and said that he was amazed at the interest an...


Time for tea industry to unite and strategise to reclaim largest exporter status: Chirsantha

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Ceylon Tea Brokers Plc Chairman and industry veteran Chrisantha Perera has shared some key insights in to the performance of tea sector in 2016 as ...


Dr. Senthilverl ups stake in Horana Plantations to 11%

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

High net worth yet low-key investor Dr. T. Senthilverl has increased his stake in Horana Plantations Plc to 11.2%. This is following the acquisit...


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Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

27 June 2017

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies or IPS, dates back to the early 1990s when I had the opportunity to...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

27 June 2017

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipated event on the cricketing calendar was the ICC Champions Trophy. An underdog in terms of its rank we...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


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