News from Sri Lanka

14-04-2014 00:08 AM
Drought threatens one of Asia’s favorite crops
A long dry season in the East has left Asia's premier tea-growing regions parched and could lead to a rise in tea prices, analysts said. The drough...
23-08-2013 02:40 AM
Sri Lankans protest New Zealand dairy giant
A Sri Lankan government-allied group has protested opposite the local office of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, demanding it respect a court order a...
03-12-2012 08:20 AM
Govt aims to be self-sufficient in milk by 2016
Moves are underway to achieve self-sufficiency in milk by 2016, Animal Production and Health Department Director General Dr W K de Silva said. “The...
05-11-2012 08:37 AM
Food crop cultivation drive begins
The Sri Lanka Hadabima Authority has made arrangements to launch a special programme to plant additional food crops. Around 1,000 farmer families will...
23-06-2012 15:07 PM
Sri Lankan President's agriculture advisor resigns
Sri Lankan President's Advisor on Agriculture Development Hemakumara Nanayakkara has resigned from his post over some issues in the agrarian sector. ...
20-06-2012 11:40 AM
Sri Lanka Ministry of Agriculture blocks import of solid BTI insecticide despite spread of dengue
Sri Lanka Ministry of Health sources say that the Pest Control Bureau that comes under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture has objected to the ...
19-06-2012 10:49 AM
Big demand for quality organic products
‘Sri Lanka is predominantly an agricultural country. Agriculture contributes around 12-13 percent to the Gross Domestic Product and 33-36 percent of t...
14-05-2012 07:20 AM
Sri Lanka conquers overseas maize market
For the firs time in the Sri Lankan Agriculture history maize is being exported in large volumes to Canada, Taiwan and Gulf countries. Managing Direct...
29-09-2011 09:28 AM
Sri Lanka exports 250 tons of rice to Kenya
Sri Lanka has exported 250 metric tons of rice to Kenya.
29-07-2011 08:07 AM
Sri Lanka tractor firm expects brisk sales
Sri Lanka’s Brown & Company, which claims market leadership in agricultural tractors, said it expected sales of around 1,000 units in the next s...
08-02-2011 09:06 AM
At least 35% of rice crop destroyed
Two rounds of flooding in Sri Lanka since January have destroyed at least 35 percent of the staple rice crop...
07-02-2011 07:58 AM
Cold weather affects cattle
More than four hundred bulls and cows have died due to the cold weather in the flood hit Kekirawa area, Provincial Secretary for Kekirawa said.
22-01-2011 08:49 AM
Sri Lanka needs to Increase food production
Sri Lanka needs to focus on increasing food production to face future challanges, Chamber officials said.
16-01-2011 09:26 AM
Rice shortage likely due to rains
The large-scale devastation triggered by the current torrential rains in the paddy-growing districts of Sri Lanka is raising the possibility of a rice...
14-01-2011 08:25 AM
More displaced by Sri Lanka floods
The number of people made homeless by widespread floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka has risen to 270,000.
12-12-2010 13:21 PM
More than 100,000 persons affected by rain in the North
More than hundred thousand people were affected by rain in Jaffna, Mannaar, Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu district, according to civil society...
30-11-2010 20:03 PM
Govt to produce seeds
The Agriculture Ministry has drawn up plans to produce all seed requirements of the country by 2013, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abewardena said...