Tea-for-Oil barter deal likely by Friday

The virtual agreement to implement the tea-for-oil barter deal between Sri Lanka and Iran is expected to be signed between officials...

Restarting South Asia: The Tea industry faces up to its challenges

The coronavirus pandemic wrought havoc on almost all walks of life, and the various industries ranging from commodities, tourism to apparel...

New disease threatens rubber plantations in Sri Lanka

A new disease is said to be threatening rubber plantations in Sri Lanka. The Colombo Rubber Traders’...

Pestalotiopsis leaf disease new threat to rubber plantations

Pestalotiopsis leaf disease of rubber is a new threat to the rubber plantation industry on a global scale. 

Kingslake solutions to support GRI’s next phase of growth with aim to increase rubber...

Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd. has partnered with Kingslake, Sri Lanka’s manufacturing solutions experts, to lay the foundation for its next...

DPL enhances its rubber supply chain with the distribution of plants to farmers in...

Continuing to strengthen the farmer co-operative societies in its loyalty network, Dipped Products PLC (DPL) distributed rubber plants to smallholder farmers...

Cinnamon exports notches highest turnover in 2020

Despite the pall of gloom which engulfed the world, last year, the only silver cloud which surrounded Lanka was the highest...

Tea manufacturers run under capacity

Following a scarcity of raw materials for green tea leaves, 90% of Sri Lankan tea manufacturers are reported to be operating...

New technology helps boost sugar production

Sugar production has been revived enabling the country to stem the drain of foreign exchange spent on imports each year. The increased...

The green apocalypse in Sri Lanka

The world-famous Cree Indian proverb “only when the last tree has died, and the last river poisoned, and the last fish...

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Sri Lanka forex reserves up US$471mn in April after China loan

Sri Lanka’s forex reserves grew 471 million US dollars in April 2021 to 4,476 million US dollars from 4,055 million dollars...

China looking at Sri Lanka to fill and finish Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines

China is looking at contracting Sri Lanka biotech company to fill and finish Sinopharm vaccines in Sri Lanka the country’s embassy...

Sri Lanka finds Indian Coronavirus variant inside quarantine

Sri Lanka has found the Indian SARS-Cov-02 variant in a returnee inside a Coronavirus quarantine centre for returnees researchers said.