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Potato News from Sri Lanka

How to improve the seed potato industry in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankans consume 228,000MT of potatoes annually, and the per capita consumption of potato has increased by more than five kilogrammes in the last 14 years. However, only 35 percent of the requirement is produced locally.
Sri Lanka increases import taxes of potatoes as local prices drop.
Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance has announced that the special commodity levy on imported big onions and potatoes had been increased with effect from midnight Wednesday, May 2nd.
Potatoes (Agata)
Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance announced April 25, 2015 that the import taxes on big onions and potatoes have been increased with immediate effect.
Sri Lanka Minister Rajapaksa visiting potato market
The Sri Lanka Government has decided to suspend the import of potatoes as of last night, according to the Colombo Gazette
A potato farmer in Meepitima, Nuwara Eliya collecting the potato harvest (Susantha Wijegunasekera; Sunday Observer)
The Sri Lanka government introduces guaranteed price for potatoes, onions and dried chili to stimulate growth of the agricultural sector, achieving national food security.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sri Lanka has increased the tax on imported potatoes from Rs 15 to Rs 25 per kilo (from USD 0.11 to USD 0.19) to protect the interests of local potato farmers.
Saturday, August 10, 2013