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Sri Lanka bans China manufactured ‘organic’ fertilizer after detection of bacteria again

Sri Lanka banned the import of organic fertilizers manufactured in China after state agriculture authorities detected harmful bacteria in them for the second time. Director General (DG) of Agriculture, Ajantha…

Sri Lanka’s Agripreneurs Alarmed Over Contaminated Organic Fertilizer Sample Imported From China

Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum (SLAF) expressed grave concerns regarding the importation of a batch of contaminated organic fertilizer following confirmation from the Minister of Agriculture and National Plant Quarantine Services…

Sri Lanka food crisis: Forex dips to risky levels. Can Colombo avoid IMF?

Sri Lanka is experiencing acute food emergency. Long food queues are seen even in Colombo neighbourhoods amid tight lockdown measures. Shelves at government-run supermarkets are running low – some even…

Sri Lanka’s National Inflation Rises to 6.8% in July

Sri Lanka’s Headline inflation, as measured by the year-on-year (Y-o-Y) change in the National ConsumerPrice Index rose to a record high of 6.8 percent in July 2021 from 6.1 percent…

Sri Lanka’s SME Business sentiment remains pessimistic in June

Business sentiment among  Sri Lanka’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained pessimistic with an overall score of 36.3 out of 100, ‘SME pulse’ survey conducted by Sri [email protected] SME pulse computes…

CCC Announces Virtual “Exhibition on Agri and Livestock Sector Innovations ready for Commercialization”

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) Operation will be jointly organizing a Virtual Exhibition to promote Agri and Livestock Sector Innovations…

National Inflation remained unchanged in June

Headline inflation based on the National Consumer Price Index remained unchanged at 6.1 percent in June1 due to the statistical effect of the high base prevailed in June 2020. Meanwhile,…

United States Provides $75 million to NDB Bank to Strengthen Sri Lankan Small and Medium Businesses

The United States is providing a welcome boost to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Sri Lanka struggling with the impact of the pandemic.  The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation…

Sri Lanka and IFAD partners to launch $42.7M project to reduce poverty and increase food security in the face of climate change

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) together with the Government of Sri Lanka last week signed a financial agreement to launch the Smallholder Agribusiness and Resilience Project (SARP). The…

Spice Industry Veteran and Gulam Chatoor from the Spice Arena

Gulam Chatoor the present Chairman of Saboor Chatoor (Private) Ltd, one of the leading spice exporters of Sri Lanka records nearly seven decades of piloting the company. To date, Gulam…