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The Palm Oil Industry Association (POIASL) holds 3rd AGM to reflect on growth and sustainability

The Executive Committee of the Palm Oil Industry Association of Sri Lanka (POIASL) hosted the Association’s 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM), on the 31st of August 2021 as a virtual event.

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Oil Palm: Nutritious and Economical, but Threatened by Unfair Truths

In fact, oil palms are a suitable alternative crop for crop rotation, which can be done once an existing crop completes its economic life span. At present, oil palms occupy only 12,000ha or 1.5% of Sri Lanka’s agricultural land (0.0018 of the total land in the country), often having replaced existing rubber or tea plantations. Thus, they do not contribute to any significant amount of deforestation.

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பாம் எண்ணெய்: சத்தானது மற்றும் சிக்கனமானது, ஆனால் நியாயமற்ற தரவுகளால் அச்சுறுத்தப்படுகிறது

பாம் எண்ணெய் உலகில் அதிகம் நுகரப்படும் சமையல் எண்ணெய். ஆனால் உலகில் எந்த பிரபலத்திற்கும் ஏற்படுகின்ற கதியைப் போலவே, இது நல்லதா அல்லது கெட்டதா என்பது பற்றிய விவாதம் எழுந்துள்ளது. .

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පාම් තෙල් භාවිතය අපිට ඉතා පෝෂණීය මෙන්ම ආර්ථිකමය වශයෙන් ද ඉතා ලාභදායකයි. නමුත් මිථ්‍යා මත නිසා කර්මාන්තයක් ලෙස එය තර්ජනයට ලක් වී ඇත.

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Many Lankan oil palm companies seeking sustainability certification – POIA

Sri Lankan Companies cultivating oil palm or processing palm oil are committed to achieving certification of their sustainability practices, similar to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification obtained by Watawala Plantations PLC, the Palm Oil Industry Association (POIA) said this week.

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POIA re-elects founder office bearers to continue advocacy in national interest

Business leaders pledged to continue their advocacy, in the national interest, on behalf of Sri Lanka’s beleaguered palm oil industry with the re-election of the founder office bearers and committee of the Palm Oil Industry Association (POIA) for a second two-year term at the apex body’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week.

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ඔයිල් පාම් වගාව තහනම් කිරීම පිළිබඳව ඉක්මන් කතිකාවක් කර්මාන්ත කරුවන් රජයෙන් ඉල්ලයි

ජනාධිපති තුමා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී ඉදිරිපත් කළ රජයේ ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති ප‍්‍රකාශයේ පාම් ඔයිල් කර්මාන්තයට අදාළව ගත් තීරණ වලට ගරු කරන අතරම මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජනාධිපතිව සිටි අවධියේදී 2014 වසරේදී කැබිනට් තීරණයකට අනුව මෙරටට ආනයනය කළ මේ වනවිටත් පැල තවාන්වල මෝරමින් තිබෙන ඔයිල් පාම් පැල වගා කිරීමට ප‍්‍රායෝගික විසඳුමක් රජය විසින් ලබාදෙනු ඇතැයි විශ්වාස කරන බව පාම් ඔයිල් කර්මාන්ත කරුවන්ගේ සංගමය (POIA) නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් සඳහන් කරයි.

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Oil Palm industry calls for urgent engagement with govt. over cultivation ban

The Palm Oil Industry Association (POIA) has said in a statement that while it respects the decisions relating to the industry contained in the policy statement of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, it trusts that a pragmatic solution would be provided in respect of the oil palm saplings imported in to the country following a Cabinet decision taken in 2014 by the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Plantation companies to lose Rs 500 mn. due to govt. vacillation on oil palm

Plantation companies will sustain a cumulative loss of more than Rs 500 million within months due to policy inconsistencies and vacillation by the government on a well-regulated expansion of Sri Lanka’s oil palm cultivation, the sector’s apex industry association has warned.

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අවිනිශ්චිත ඔයිල් පාම් ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති නිසා වැවිලි සමාගම් වලට රුපියල් මිලියන 500 ක පාඩුවක් අතළඟ.

මෙරට ඔයිල් පාම් වගාව මනා නියාමනයක් යටතේ සීමිත ලෙස ව්‍යාප්ත කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් වන රජයේ ප‍්‍රතිපත්තියේ තිබෙන අවිනිශ්චිතතාවය හමුවේ මෙරට වැවිලි සමාගම්වලට මාස දෙකකින් පමණ රුපියල් මිලියන 500 ක අලාභයක් සිදුවනු ඇතැයි එම ක්ෂේත‍්‍රයේ ඉහළම සංගමය අනතුරු අඟවයි.

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எண்ணெய்ப்பனை தொடர்பான அரசாங்கத்தின் தடுமாற்றம் காரணமாக பெருந்தொட்ட நிறுவனங்கள் ரூ. 500 மில். இழப்பைச் சந்திக்கும்

இலங்கையில் நன்றாக ஒழுங்கமைக்கப்பட்டு விரிவாக்கப்படும் எண்ணெய்ப்பனை (oil palm) பயிர்ச்செய்கைத் துறைக்கு மத்தியிலும், அரசாங்கத்தின் கொள்கை தொடர்பான முன்பின் முரணான நிலை, தடுமாற்றம் ஆகியன காரணமாக, அடுத்த சில மாதங்களுக்குள் பெருந்தோட்ட நிறுவனங்கள் மொத்தமாக 500 மில்லியன் ரூபாய்க்கும் அதிகமான இழப்பை ஒட்டுமொத்தமாகச் சந்திக்குமென, துறையின் உச்சநிலைத் தொழிற்றுறைச் சங்கம் எச்சரித்துள்ளது.

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Local oil palm industry ready to support govt. domestic agriculture drive – POIA

Sri Lanka’s oil palm cultivators can provide tangible support to the government’s efforts to promote local agriculture and import substitution as a response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, the sector’s apex industry association has said.

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දේශීය කෘෂි කර්මාන්තය නැංවීමේ රජයේ වැඩපිළිවෙලට උපරිම සහාය ලබාදීමට දේශීය පාම් ඔයිල් කර්මාන්ත කරුවන් සූදානම්.

කොවිඞ්-19 වසංගත තත්ත්වය හේතුවෙන් මෙරට ආර්ථිකයට ඇතිවිය හැකි අනිසි බලපෑම අවම කරගැනීම සඳහා දේශීය කෘෂි කර්මාන්තය සහ ආනයන ආදේශන කර්මාන්ත ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීමට රජය සිදුකරන ඉතාමත් වැදගත් කාලීන වැඩපිළිවෙලට මෙරට පාම් ඔයිල් වගාකරුවන්ට ප්‍රායෝගික සහාය ලබාදිය හැකිබව එම අංශයේ මෙරට සාමාජිකයින් නියෝජනය කරන ඉහළම කර්මාන්ත කරුවන්ගේ සංගමය අවධාරණය කරයි.

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Oil palm industry – Not understood and utilised to potential

Consequence to COVID-19, Sri Lanka is now compelled to ban imports, restrict imports or increase import taxes to manage its valuable foreign exchange reserves. Though such short-term actions are timely and inevitable to face a crisis situation, they would invariably cause hardships to consumers, industrialists and eventually to the public.

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