Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Government decides to provide fertilizer to farmers instead of vouchers
Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 11:56 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 22, Colombo: The government has decided to revert back to the old way of providing required fertilizer directly to the farmers at subsidized prices instead of the giving vouchers, the Minister of Lands and Land Development, MP and Co-Cabinet Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake said.

Accordingly, a bag of fertilizer for paddy cultivation will be given at a concessionary rate of Rs. 500 per bag, and at a rate of Rs. 1500 per bag for tea, coconut, rubber, and maize.

Co-Cabinet Spokesman added that the cabinet also focused its attention on providing fertilizer to the farmers without a shortage.

Meanwhile, the cabinet of ministers has given approval to procure the chemical fertilizers for the paddy cultivation in Yala Season that will be distributed by the Ceylon Fertilizer Company Limited (Lak Pohora) and Commercial Fertilizer Co. Ltd. (Commercial Fertilizer) under the Ministry of Agriculture and call bids from international suppliers.

According to a proposal made by Minister of agriculture Duminda Dissanayake, with the recommendation of Special Standing Procurement Committee, appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers it was decided to purchase Chemical Fertilizers, as follows.

• 24,000 Metric Tons of Urea Fertilizer from M/s Ameropa Asia (Pvt.)Ltd.
(1 Metric Ton of Urea Fertilizer for US $ 307.18)
• 18,000 Triple Super Phosphate from M/s Agri Commodities & Finance FZE
(1 Metric Ton of Super Phosphate for US $ 333.5)
• 18,000 Metric Tons of Muriate of Potash from M/s Agricultural Resources and Investment (Pvt.) Ltd. (1 Metric Ton of Muriate of Potash for US $ 315.85)


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Panel of Experts to finalize base document to prepare Draft Constitutional Proposal in two weeks
-- [0 minutes ago]
German Ambassador looks into infrastructure development in Kandy
-- [41 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Bribery Commission to recruit 250 graduates as investigative officers
-- [1 hour and 31 minutes ago]
SLPA and container terminals hold first ever awards night on Monday
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch World Bank supported Trade Information Portal tomorrow
Contacts between bond scam suspect Arjun Aloysius and criminals revealed
Prime Minister launches five-year National Export Strategy to strengthen exports
Sri Lanka asks Indian Airport Authority to submit business plan for Mattala airport operation
Mattala Airport agreement with India valid for 40 years - Eran
PM's Office orders investigation into statements against Human Rights Commission chairperson

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.