Major rubber producers to meet again to stabilise prices

Published : 12:26 am  November 20, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  485 views  |  

Reuters: Thailand, the world’s biggest rubber producer and exporter, are calling for a meeting with major producers Indonesia and Malaysia, to seek ways to stabilise rubber prices.  Read More →


Ministerial delegation promotes Lankan spices in Brazil

Published : 12:25 am  November 20, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,122 views  |  

Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotion Reginald Cooray and three delegates visited Brazil during 21-26 October 2012 on a trade promotion mission for Sri Lankan spices.  Read More →


Eswaran Brothers Exports first in Asia to Water Footprint tea products

Published : 12:25 am  November 20, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,974 views  |  

Eswaran Brothers Exports cemented its position as the country’s leader in sustainable tea products by commissioning the country’s first Organisational and Product Water Footprints.    Read More →


New Director General at Tea Board

Published : 1:45 am  November 16, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,346 views  |  
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Sri Lanka Tea Board which is the apex body for regulation, promotion and development of the tea industry under the Ministry of Plantation Industries, appointed Damitha Narangoda as the new Director General recently.  Read More →


HVA Foods brews impressive turnaround

Published : 1:42 am  November 16, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  1 Comment  |  401 views  |  

First half net profit up 411% to 25.5 m; revenue by 23% to Rs. 367.3 m   Often flagged as junk or speculative stock by some, HVA Foods Plc’s first half results are likely to silence critics as the company has produced an impressive turnaround.  Read More →


BOI signs agreement with Janora Foods Industries

Published : 1:41 am  November 16, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  2 Comments  |  805 views  |  

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Janora Foods Industries (Pvt) Ltd recently.   Mr. M M C Ferdinando, Chairman / Director General of BOI signed the agreement on behalf of BOI and Mrs. Inoka Joseph, Chairperson signed on behalf of Janora Food Industries (Pvt) Ltd.  Read More →


Losses at Tea Board not a worry for Minister

Published : 12:01 am  November 15, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  461 views  |  
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By Ashwin Hemmathagama Our Lobby Correspondent The Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) need not make profits, but operating under Treasury support with continuous losses was seen as insignificant by Minister of Plantation Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe recently at Parliament. According to Minister Samarasinghe, the primary objectives of SLTB are to develop the tea industry in Sri Lanka, promotion of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Tea globally, and implemention of regulatory requirements of the tea industry.  Read More →


Global rubber production likely to be a record in 2012

Published : 12:00 am  November 15, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,147 views  |  

Rubber output from key growers will probably increase to its highest level in at least nine years in 2013 on rising productivity and replanting programs, said the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.  Read More →


HVA brands exhibited at China Xiamen International Tea Fair 2012

Published : 12:50 am  November 1, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  1 Comment  |  1,307 views  |  
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The port city of Xiamen, in the province of Fujian, is known as the focal point of the tea route from the shores to the major tea distributing centers in China. The history of tea and Xiamen are synonymous and in fact the word tea originates from the Xiamen dialect.  Read More →


Power and Energy Minister to address SMED-FCCISL Key Person Forum in Jaffna

Published : 12:47 am  November 1, 2012  |  Category: Agriculture  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,024 views  |  

Small and Medium Enterprise Developers (SMED), the SME development arm of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) will present the second episode of the series of ‘The Key Persons Forum’ (KPF) at the Gnanam Hotel, Jaffna on Monday, 5th November 2012 from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm.  Read More →


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