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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka plans to deploy Army, Civil Defense Force, and Prisoners to cultivate food

In the face of the current food crisis, the Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera announced that plans are underway to deploy Army…

The United States contributes $27 million to double Sri Lanka’s dairy production

The U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung attended the signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lankan Department of Agriculture, for a $27 million project…

Dhammika Perera Tipped to Become the Minister of Technology and Investment Promotion

Top Businessman Dhammika Perera is set to enter the Parliament replacing Basil Rajapakse and is tipped to swear in as the Minister of Technology and Investment Promotion. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

Parliament Approves Rs.695 billion Supplementary Estimate

The Supplementary Estimate of Rs. 695 billion presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, was approved yesterday (08) in Parliament without a vote…

Sri Lanka Power Union Announces Strike, Raising Risk of Blackouts

(Reuters) – A power sector union in Sri Lanka said on Wednesday it will go on an indefinite strike from midnight in protest against new government legislation, potentially leading to…

 Sri Lanka needs $6 billion to keep the country afloat for the next six months

Sri Lanka requires $6 billion during the next six months to keep the country afloat, according to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Over half of the requirements is for fuel and…

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has been certified as a great workplace

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has been certified as a great workplace by research andconsulting firm Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Chamber was awarded this certification…

Sri Lanka’s agripreneurial community makes recommendations for the revival of the agriculture sector ahead of food crisis

There are constant dire warnings of impending food shortages citing many causes and blames onpast actions. While it is useful and wise to be forewarned, the warnings alone will not…

The debate on Rs. 695 billion Supplementary Budget is scheduled for the 8th

The debate on the Supplementary Estimate of Rs. 695 billion which is to be presented on the 7th by the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe will be taken up for debate…

Sri Lanka appeals for farmers to plant more rice as food shortage looms

Sri Lanka wants farmers to plant more rice as part of plans to avert a severe food shortage, a top official said on Tuesday (May 31), as experts warned of…