Agriculture

Sri Lanka tea features prominently at the United Nations in New York

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

New York: A spectacular week-long photo exhibition of Ceylon tea, including a tea tasting titled ‘The Story of Ceylon Tea’, is currentl...


Delmar does it again

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Delmar estate established yet another all-time record price of Rs. 750 for a Pekoe grade at the weekly Tea Auctions held on 23 May in the Uva/Udapu...


Sarnia Estate sets an all-time record price

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Sarnia Estate, the pioneer of liquoring leafy and semi leafy teas in the Uva Region, has maintained the highest production standards and consistent...


DIMO Agri and Mahindra launch new age Mahindra Yuvo tractor in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

By Asnah Anver The latest Mahindra Yuvo tractor was launched in Sri Lanka by Diesel and Motor Engineering Plc (DIMO) together with Mahindra &...


Fonterra’s Rs. 2 b investment creates sustainable impact across dairy value chain

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

  Dairy communities benefit from first three years of decade-long, Rs. 10 billion commitment to develop local dairy industry ...


Fitch downgrades Kotagala rating on worsening liquidity

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:10

Fitch Ratings Lanka said yesterday it has downgraded Sri Lanka-based Kotagala Plantations Plc’s National Long-Term rating to ‘CC’...


Mulatiyana Tea Factory establishes two top prices

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:05

Mulatiyana Tea Factory situated in Mulatiyana has achieved two top prices at the weekly tea auction of 24 May by securing attractive prices of Rs. ...


Yalta Tea Factory establishes top price

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:04

Yalta Tea Factory situated in Kotapola has achieved a top price at the weekly tea auction of 24 May by securing an attractive price of Rs. 880 per ...


A.C.U Tea Factory establishes three top prices

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:02

A.C.U Tea Factory situated in Madampe has achieved three top prices at the weekly tea auction of 24 May by securing attractive prices of Rs. 855 pe...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension...


Govt. to offer new approval to coconut millers

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:20

By Charumini de Silva Despite strong objections from the Sri Lanka Desiccated Coconut Millers Association over the issuance of licenses to new en...


Amana Takaful introduces insurance scheme for dairy farmers

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:06

  Amana Takaful, which has introduced a series of high quality insurance packages for the benefit of Sri Lankans with the aim...


FAO to assist in fostering dialogue on Geographical Indications

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:05

  The UN Food and Agricultural Organization will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Primary Industries to fill t...


Rain boosts April tea output by 20%

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:04

Reuters: Sri Lanka’s tea output rose 20% in April compared to a year earlier after rains ended a six-month drought that had lasted to Februar...


1,300 exhibitors to take part in Chinese agriculture expo

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

More than 1,300 exhibitors will showcase and discuss latest developments at the upcoming 5th edition of the Chengdu International Urban Modern Agri...


Nestlé opens $145m manufacturing plant in Dubai

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

Global food giant Nestlé has announced the opening of its 18th factory in the Middle East region at Al Maha area in Dubai South (the rebrand...


Enhancing agricultural productivity the need of the hour: Private sector

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:10

Agriculture stands at the core of Sri Lankan society and economy with 30% of the population involved in agriculture. Though GDP contribution from a...


Chinese Agriculture Deputy Minister visits TRI

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Minister of Plantation Industry Navin Dissanayake and Chinese Agriculture Deputy Minister Chen Xiaohua inspected Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute ...


Steps to rectify 40% post-harvest waste: Daya

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

The post harvest loss of fruits and vegetables in Sri Lanka is more than 40%, which is due to a lack of proper transportation, storage facilities a...


EU to propose 10-year license renewal for weed killer glyphosate

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Reuters: The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto’s Roundup, a sp...


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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


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