Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Certificates to be issued for organic farming in Sri Lanka
Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 01:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Standards Institute will issue standard certificates to farmers who use organic fertilizer devoid of chemical fertilizer and pesticides for cultivation, the Ministry of Technological Research and Atomic Energy said.

Awarding of the standard certificates will take place at 10.00 a.m. today at the Sri Lanka Standards Institute in Narahenpita,

The certification program initiated by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute aims to encourage the farmers to use organic fertilizer.

The Ministry said that the use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides has caused many problems in the country such as the chronic kidney disease and the consumption of food produced by using chemical fertilizer and pesticides adversely affect the health of the people.

The government encouraging the use of organic fertilizer in paddy and other cultivations has announced a higher price for paddy produced by using organic fertilizer in this year's Budget.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka promotes manufacturing organic fertilizer

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka parliamentary committee recommends legal action against former Central Bank governor in controversial bond issue
-- [1 minutes ago]
EU parliament delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women's empowerment
-- [6 hours ago]
World Bank support for Sri Lanka women business and SME initiatives
-- [6 hours ago]
COPE report on controversial bond issue presented to the parliament
-- [7 hours ago]
A sub-sea power cable from India can be a solution for Sri Lanka power crisis - PUCSL
-- [7 hours ago]
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge granted bail
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Muslims to protest against government over the vote on Temple Mount resolution
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog Team receives international recognition as 2016 Team of the Year
-- [9 hours ago]
No VAT for 82 essential consumer goods from November 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Council welcomes decision to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, expresses concern over Minister's statement

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.