Sri Lankan Army to cultivate barren land to ramp up food production

The Sri Lanka Army will cultivate over 1,500 acres of barren or abandoned state land by taking part in the government’s cultivation drive aimed at multiplying food production and averting any shortage in the future, a media report said on Friday. The army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee (GASC) on Thursday to supplement and … Read more

Sri Lanka’s fuel supplies in crisis with last shipments under Indian credit line to arrive this month

The last of the fuel shipments due under the Indian Line of Credit are arriving in Sri Lanka this month with no indications on the sustenance of future supplies which are dependent on India’s assistance. Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since its independence from Britain in 1948. The economic crisis has … Read more

India supplies another 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

India on Saturday provided another 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel to Sri Lanka under the credit line facility to the island nation which is grappling with its worst economic crisis. Last month, India extended an additional USD 500 million credit line to help Sri Lanka import fuel as the country has been struggling to pay … Read more

India exports 75 lakh tonnes of sugar to May 18 in current marketing year

India has exported 75 lakh tonnes of sugar till May 18 in the current marketing year ending September, the Food Ministry said on Thursday. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. “Export of sugar in current sugar season 2021-22 is 15 times of export as compared to export in sugar season 2017-18,” the ministry … Read more

Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa vows to shed powers, appoint new PM

Sri Lanka’s president on Wednesday promised to appoint a new prime minister, empower the parliament and abolish the all-powerful executive presidential system as reforms to stabilize the country engulfed in a political crisis and violence triggered by the worst economic crises in memory. In a televised address, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that without taking sides … Read more