Author Archive for Food

Price controls done away with, levy of Rs. 65 per kg on imported rice reduced to 25 cents

Friday, November 5th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The government has allowed emergency regulations imposed several weeks ago to ensure an uniterrupted supply of essential commodities such as rice, sugar and other consumer goods, to lapse. As a result the post of Commissioner General of Essential Services held by Maj. Gen. M. D. S. P Niwunhella has […]

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Gazette issued removing price controls on multiple food items

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A special gazette has been issued removing the price control on a number of food items including sugar, dhal, chicken, canned fish, corn, big onions, wheat flour, potatoes and milk powder. The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said the gazette is effective from Wednesday (November 03). Thereby, seven gazette notifications previously published by the […]

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Rice Genetic Improvement Odyssey of Past Centuries

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

by M. P. Dhanapala Former Director, Rice Research and Development Institute, Batalagoda Courtesy The Island History is important. It keeps you away from reinventing the wheel and repeating the mistakes already committed in the past. In history, there should not be hidden expressions to read between lines as the ten giants of King Dutugamunu were […]

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30,000 MT of Organic Potassium Chloride fertiliser reach the country

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Courtesy Sri Lanka News Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage says that 30,000 MT of Organic Potassium Chloride fertiliser purchased by the 02 Govt fertiliser institutions arrived at the Colombo port a short while ago.  If only a small amount of potassium is required, naturally-derived potassium chloride can be used as a fertilizer. Potassium chloride is highly soluble, but the chloride content […]

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Climate change and food security in Sri Lanka: towards food sovereignty

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Mahinda Senevi Gunaratne, R. B. Radin Firdaus & Shamila Indika Rathnasooriya Humanities and Social Sciences Communications   Abstract This study explored food security and climate change issues and assessed how food sovereignty contributes to addressing the climate change impacts on entire food systems. The study aimed to contextualise food security, climate change, and food sovereignty within Sri Lanka’s current […]

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Would you like brain damage with that? America’s favorite cooking oil causes neurological changes, says animal study

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Peter Andrews Courtesy RT Peter Andrews is an Irish science journalist and writer, based in London. He has a background in the life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Genetics.New research has shown that despite being marketed as a healthy alternative, soybean oil, America’s most popular oil, causes neurological changes […]

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