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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....
27 May 2013
View news from Sri Lanka President Urged to Ban Cattle Slaughter
SRI LANKA - In the wake of a Buddhist monk committing self-immolation to protest slaughtering cattle, coalition partners of Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance have asked the President to immediately halt the practice. ...
22 May 2013
View news from Sri Lanka Government Announces Milk Re-test For Dicyandiamide
SRI LANKA - The government has decided to re-test all samples of Fonterra milk powder, despite New Zealand milk being confirmed as 100 per cent safe....
17 May 2013
View news from Sri Lanka Official Laboratories To Issue Dicyandiamide Certification on Powder
SRI LANKA - Companies importing milk powder must obtain official laboratory certification to prove their products are free of dicyandiamide (DCD), the Health Ministry has announced. ...
25 April 2013
View news from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Update: Vets Issue Fly Warning After 1000 Cattle Die
SRI LANKA – Farmers are being urged to move cows away from flies after an unknown disease has claimed the lives of around 1,000 cattle....
04 April 2012
View news from Sri Lanka Nestle Boosts Dairy Industry in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - Nestlé is strengthening the dairy industry in Asia with the opening of a new UHT milk factory in Sri Lanka. ...
30 January 2012
View news from Sri Lanka President Calls for Increased Milk Production
SRI LANKA - President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday directed authorities in the livestock development and dairy product industry to implement a suitable programme for promoting the use of organic dairy products, with an emphasis to produce nutritionally...
09 August 2011
View news from Sri Lanka Veterinary Products Committee Appointments
UK - Professor William Reilly has been appointed Chair of the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC), which advises the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). Professor Malcolm Bennett has been appointed as a new member....
View news from Sri Lanka Biomin Hosts 1st National Mycotoxin Symposium
SRI LANKA - The first National Mycotoxin Symposium recently took place in Sri Lanka on the second of June 2011. ...
18 November 2009
View news from Sri Lanka Dairy Farmers Linked Through Mobile Phones
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka is to launch a programme that will use mobile phones to help dairy farmers, a government official said....
04 November 2009
View news from Sri Lanka e-Dairy Promotes Self Sufficiency
SRI LANKA - e-Dairy extension is an innovative application of ICT aimed at achieving self sufficiency in national milk production....
27 October 2009
View news from Sri Lanka CIC & USAID To Improve Dairy Industry
SRI LANKA - A new programme will train farmers to improve their dairy practices and help restore the dairy industry....
13 July 2009
View news from Sri Lanka A Healthy Dose of Milk Needed in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - In rebuilding Sri Lanka after three decades of destructive war, a vital area of regeneration is healthcare the important dimension of rebuilding Sri Lanka's fresh-milk industry....
29 January 2008
View news from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Rice Banned as Animal Feed
SRI LANKA - The Sr Lankan government have taken steps to ban the production, storage and distribution of rice-based animal feed, Minister of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Bandula Gunawardena reported this week. ...
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