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World News: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka | 19 January 2015
Mystery kidney disease killing Sri Lankan farmers

Karunawathie isn't hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of rice, dried fish and a simple coconut mix. The doctors say it's better to have so...


Sri Lanka | 14 April 2014
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 drought across Sri Lanka in the first three months of 20...


Sri Lanka | 23 August 2013
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 and withdraw its purportedly contaminated milk prod...


Sri Lanka | 3 December 2012
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. “These arrangements are being made in line with the Ma...


Sri Lanka | 5 November 2012
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 participate in this programme, Sri Lanka Hadabima...


Sri Lanka | 23 June 2012
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. According to local media, the presidential advis...


Sri Lanka | 20 June 2012
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 distribution of the microbial insecticide, Bacillu...


Sri Lanka | 19 June 2012
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 the workforce is engaged in agriculture,’ said Agri...


Sri Lanka | 14 May 2012
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 Director, Wayamba Traders Company, Shahul Hameed Sadikee...


Sri Lanka | 29 September 2011
Sri Lanka exports 250 tons of rice to Kenya

Sri Lanka has exported 250 metric tons of rice to Kenya.


Sri Lanka | 29 July 2011
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 six months with 45 percent coming from former war-t...


Sri Lanka | 8 February 2011
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...


Sri Lanka | 7 February 2011
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.


Sri Lanka | 22 January 2011
Sri Lanka needs to Increase food production

Sri Lanka needs to focus on increasing food production to face future challanges, Chamber officials said.


Sri Lanka | 16 January 2011
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 shortage coupled with food price rises.


Sri Lanka | 14 January 2011
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.


Sri Lanka | 12 December 2010
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 sources in the Northern province.


Sri Lanka | 30 November 2010
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.