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08 June 2018
View news from Sri Lanka Development of SL Dairy Industry to be Self-sufficient
SRI LANKA - A meeting was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, regarding development of the local dairy industry and consumption to plan out a program becoming country self- sufficient in dairy products...
18 May 2018
View news from Sri Lanka Market Oriented Dairy Products to Strengthen Rural Economy, Says PM
SRI LANKA - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the market oriented dairy project launched in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) would strengthen and improve the country’s rural economy....
09 March 2018
View news from Sri Lanka New Dairy Products to Nourish Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries will launch a range of new dairy based products. ...
16 February 2018
View news from Sri Lanka Fonterra’s Dairy Programme Surpasses Rs. 3B in Three Years
SRI LANKA - Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, the dairy co-operative behind Anchor, recently surpassed the Rs. 3 billion investment-mark in its commitment to build a thriving local dairy industry and boosting the availability of high quality, local dairy nutrition...
08 January 2018
View news from Sri Lanka Team to Visit SL to Explore Possibility of Establishing Dairy Farm in Polonnaruwa
SRI LANKA - The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr Shahid Ahmad Hashmat informed the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena that a high-level experts team would soon visit Sri Lanka to carry out a feasibility report regarding establishment...
27 December 2017
View news from Sri Lanka French Govt Assists with Soft Loan for Dairy Development
SRI LANKA - Marking over 45 years old of development cooperation between Sri Lanka and France, the French Government agreed to extend its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing a €13.9 million (approximately SLR 2,514 million) concessional loan for the...
22 December 2017
View news from Sri Lanka SL Imports Milch Cows from Australia for Medium-scale Dairy Farmers
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka, in an effort to boost local milk production, has imported 3,000 high yielding milch cows from Australia....
12 December 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Fresh Milk Promoted to Develop Local Dairy Industry
SRI LANKA - The government aims to develop the local dairy industry by inducing the people to use fresh (liquid) milk instead of imported milk powder....
07 December 2017
View news from Sri Lanka SL Govt Promotes Youth Dairy Entrepreneurs
SRI LANKA - As a part of the government’s policy to promote domestic dairy production with the participation of youth entrepreneurs the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to start an island-wide programme to create 10,000 youth dairy entrepreneurs in...
14 November 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Dairy Farmers Get US$21M
SRI LANKA - US Department of Agriculture through the Food for Progress Program announced a new US$ 21 million project to help increase the productivity of Sri Lanka’s dairy sector, and connect thousands of Sri Lankan farmers to local and regional markets,...
06 November 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Research Sheds Light on Sri Lanka's Milk Production, Beef Consumption
SRI LANKA - The Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office has conducted a research study on the present status of milk production and beef consumption in Sri Lanka....
30 October 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Cattle Transport Licenses Temporarily Suspended in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to temporarily suspend issuing of licenses to transport cattle....
29 September 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Watawala Dairy, PBSS Join Hands for SAP Business One ERP
SRI LANKA - Watawala Dairy Limited, a subsidiary of Watawala Plantations, joined hands with PBSS Group as the implementation partner for SAP Business One ERP....
30 June 2017
View news from Sri Lanka President Intervenes in Dairy Farmer Grievances
SRI LANKA - The new Ambewela dairy factory would be opened within a month to address the issues facing the country’s dairy farmers, the President’s Public Relations Director General Shantha Bandara said....
23 June 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought, Then Floods in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
20 April 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Australia to Ship Dairy Heifers to Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - West Australian cattle exporter Wellard will soon be looking for dairy heifers from Australia to fill contracts it has in Sri Lanka....
05 April 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Cargills Pumps Rs 3Bn on Kotmale Dairy Plant
SRI LANKA - President Maithripala Sirisena opened the integrated Kotmale Milk Dairy plant at Minuwangoda on Monday to intensify their manufacturing capabilities. ...
27 March 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Largest Multi-product Dairy Processing Plant in Western Province to Open
SRI LANKA - Cargills Ceylon PLC, which has, over the last two years, initiated a Rs. 3.3 billion rupee intensive dairy expansion project will host President Maithripala Sirisena on 3 April to ceremonially launch the Kotmale Dairy Plant at Gaspe, Banduragoda...
13 March 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka to Import More Heads of Cattle from Australia
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka will import 5,000 heads of high yield cattle from Australia in May to boost local dairy production, a minister said on Saturday....
03 March 2017
View news from Sri Lanka CCC Forms Sri Lanka's Dairy Association
SRI LANKA - The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has formed the Dairy Association of Sri Lanka to facilitate the sector to deliberate and lobby issues and concerns with policy makers....
27 February 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Sri Lankans Consume Quarter of Recommended Dairy Intake, Reveal Experts
SRI LANKA - Helping local farmers overcome challenges through training will lead to a thriving dairy industry by addressing nutritional gaps and providing income opportunities, industry experts said recently....
24 February 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Tax Hike on Milk Imports No Solution to Boost Dairy Industry, Says Fonterra
SRI LANKA - As Sri Lanka continues to struggle in improving its dairy industry, the leading global milk processor, Fonterra, stressed tax hikes on milk imports are not the way forward to boost the local capacity as such moves would eventually lead to...
13 February 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Powdered Milk Processing Plant Opens New Doors for Mongolian Dairy Industry
MONGOLIA - The nation’s first Meat and Milk Campaign was launched on 1 January 2017 to provide people across Mongolia with access to healthy and high quality meat and dairy products every day....
17 January 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Pelwatte Dairy Introduces Seasonal Offer on Bulk Butter Purchases
SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a frontrunner in the dairy industry and one of the only companies using 100 per cent locally sourced ingredients are offering hotels, bakeries and corporate institutions special prices on bulk butter purchases...
09 January 2017
View news from Sri Lanka Pelwatte Dairy Set on Making Sri Lanka Self-sufficient in Milk
SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a leading manufacturer of locally produced dairy products has since its inception supported the local dairy industry and is on a quest to making Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk....
30 December 2016
View news from Sri Lanka Swiss Investor to Pump Rs 900m in Dairy Farm
SRI LANKA - A Swiss investor is planning to put up one of South Asia’s most tech-savvy dairy farms in Ambewela with an investment of Rs 900 million....
14 December 2016
View news from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka to Import Milch Cows to Boost Fresh Milk Production
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka in an effort to promote local milk production and achieve self-sufficiency in milk and milk products in the country plans to import 20,000 high yielding milch cows....
10 March 2014
View news from Sri Lanka Pork, Beef Banned in Sri Lankan District Due to FMD Worries
SRI LANKA - The slaughtering of cattle and pigs, and goats as well, selling and transporting of beef, mutton and pork was banned in the Gampaha District from Saturday, 8 March, as several head of cattle with foot and mouth were detected in the area....
 
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