Author Archive for Agriculture

Construction of South Asia’s longest irrigation tunnel begins

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (February 05) inaugurated the construction work of the 28km-long ‘Irrigation Tunnel’ which will be the longest irrigation tunnel in South Asia upon completion. The event took place at Palugaswewa in Anuradhapura, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said. The tunnel will be built under the first phase of the North […]

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Introduction of tea growing to boost income of Sri Lanka’s coconut plantations

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Courtesy Xinhua COLOMBO, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka’s coconut plantations stand to increase revenue by 60 percent with the introduction of tea as an undergrowth crop, state media citing a government official reported here Saturday. “About 3,000 tea plants can be grown on an acre of coconut plantation, which can increase the annual income […]

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Kitul, Palmyra to be made into main export crops

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Kitul to be planted in landslide prone areas:Strict laws to stop felling Palmyra trees:Two million home gardens to receive 4 million Coconut saplings: President plans to promote Kitul and Palmyra into main export crops- Time: 18:28 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revealed his intention to develop Kitul(Fishtail Palms) and Palmyra Palms plantation into main export […]

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Bayer Settles Glyphosate Cancer Lawsuit for $10.9 Billion

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

by Sustainable Pulse Bayer-Monsanto have announced that the company will make a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion (€9.1 billion to €9.8 billion) to settle the non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Roundup litigation in the U.S.. Roundup is the most sold glyphosate-based herbicide in the world. The settlement covers approximately 75% of the current Roundup litigation involving approximately 125,000 […]

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Ancient Sri Lankans built canals. Their legacy today? A new type of forest.

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

by Malaka Rodrigo  Courtesy A new type of forest ecology has been discovered from the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa in north-central Sri Lanka, centered around the irrigation canals abandoned there more than 700 years ago. The unique new forest type closely resembles the riverine forests that are found alongside rivers and other bodies of water, […]

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Sri Lankan asparagus farmer puts down roots in Nara village

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

By Toma Mochizuki Courtesy The Japan Times ASUKA, NARA PREF. – In a small western Japan village known for little more than its ancient burial mounds, an asparagus-loving Sri Lankan farmer has put her heart and soul into showing she belongs, despite sticking out like a green thumb. Udara Kametani, 36, has grown a wide variety […]

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Amid lockdown, Sri Lankans nurture their own oases through home gardening

Friday, May 15th, 2020

by Malaka Rodrigo  Courtesy Mongabay Home gardening has boomed in Sri Lanka as residents under lockdown look to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables. The government, which has championed home gardening in the past, launched a program to support a million home gardens by issuing 2 million seed packs and offering technical advice to the […]

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Digital technology as a medium to exchange data within agri-industry?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has considered the possibility of using digital technology as a medium to exchange data among the farmers, consumers, and suppliers, stated President’s Media Division. Secretaries to the Ministries of Agriculture, Internal Trade, Consumer Welfare, Plantation Industries, and Export Agriculture and several other officials including officials of Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research […]

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Guaranteed price for 14 main crops of Yala Season

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a guaranteed price for 14 main crops of Yala Season with the intention of strengthening the income of local farmers by uplifting the country’s agriculture sector. Minister Bandula Gunawardana stated this addressing the media briefing to announce Cabinet decisions today (23). Accordingly, the Cabinet has also given […]

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කිරි මිලදී ගැනීමට මිල්කො සමාගම සුදානමින්

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

ලසන්ත වික්‍රමසිංහ කිරි ගොවීන්ගේ කිරි නිෂ්පාදනය මිල දී ගැනීමට මිල්කො සමාගම සූදානම්. මේ වන විට රටේ පවතින වාතාවරණය හේතුවෙන් ඇතැම් කිරි ගොවීන් හට ඔවුන්ගේ කිරි අලෙවි කර ගැනීමේ අපහසුතා ඇති වන බව අපට වාර්තා වී ඇත. එය සැළකිල්ලට ගෙන කිරි ගොවීන් නිපදවන දේශීය කිරි අඛණ්ඩව මිල දී ගැනීමට මිල්කො සමාගම විසින් තීරණය කර තිබේ. එබැවින් මහවැලි, කෘෂිකර්ම, වාර්මාර්ග හා ග්‍රාමීය […]

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වී වගාවට හඳුනා නොගත් රෝගයක්-Unidentified disease affecting paddy cultivations in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

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Crack down on godowns

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island The prices of rice and vegetables have gone into the stratosphere, nay mesosphere, and sent both Citizen Perera and the newly formed caretaker government reeling. Inclement weather, which has wreaked havoc on farming areas and caused disruptions to the transport network have also led to sharp increases in the prices of […]

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Presidential candidates and the ailing agriculture sector

Friday, November 15th, 2019

By Dr.  C. S. Weeraratna( Former Professor at Ruhuna and Rajarata universities Courtesy The Island November 14, 2019, 6:35 pm Agricultural sector is the cornerstone in the economic and social development of the country and hence, a number of presidential candidates in their manifestoes highlighted the need to improve this sector.. Around 1.6 million ha […]

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පිටකොටු‌වේ ඇපල් කිලෝව හාරසීයයි එනසාල් දහදාහයි

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

වජිර ලියනගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම  අරුණ පුවත් ලංකාවේ වැඩිම මිලට අලෙවි වන මල කුමක්දැයි ඔබත් ඇසුවහොත් ඔබ ඕකිඩ්, ගාඩිනියා, ලැවැන්ඩර් ආදී විවිධ මල් වර්ග සිහියට නගා ගනු ඇත්තේ නිතැතිනි. එහෙත් ලංකාවේ මිල අධිකම මල ඔය කියන එක කෙහෙල්මලක් නොවේ. ලංකාවේ මිල අධිකම මල සාදික්කා මලය. එය පිටකොටුවේ කුළු බඩු තොග අලෙවිකරුවන් අතර තොග මිල කිලෝවක් රුපියල් […]

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