Politics bedevils solution to Palk bay poaching

On October 1, Navy boats were patrolling the seas when they came across – a common occurrence now – Indian bottom trawlers poaching off Sri Lanka’s Point Pedro coast.

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Encouraging Diversity And Building A Sustainable Business

Sri Lanka’s geographic location in the Indian Ocean, where marine life is abundant and provides a huge source of seafood and livelihood means to large communities; is clearly a blessing for the country, opines Timothy O’Reilly – Managing Director/Owner of Taprobane Seafoods (TSF).

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NZ, Lanka two-way trade reaches $280 mn

SA high level New Zealand Business delegation , representing 17 companies on Wednesday organized a business forum with Sri Lankan exporters and corporate heads in Colombo. The objective of holding such a large scale a business forum for the first time in the country is to further strengthen the on- going New Zealand - Sri Lanka business ties which began several decades ago.

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Sri lankan BSC FIP paves way to sustainability

Sri Lanka has had their fair share of tough times, a bloody 26-year civil war that ended in 2009, and a disastrous tsunami in 2004. Events that decimated many communities, and left survivors to try and pick-up the pieces as best they could. Needless to say this enabled a floodgate of UN and bilateral aid programs to help foster a new era of reconciliation, rehabilitation, and development. A by-product of these programs has been none other than Sri Lankan FIP Director, Dr. Steven Creech. To our benefit, Steve brings his experience and expertise working in with conflict affected and tsunami affected communities, and community development to lead the BSC FIP effort as the sustainability director for the Seafood Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka (SEASL).

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EFC joins Taprobane Seafood to bring employment to persons with disabilities

As Taprobane Seafood continues to expand its business, opening more factories across the island, the company eagerly partnered with the EFC’s Disability Network to ensure that persons with disabilities were also given the opportunity to work at the new seafood processing plants. On a windy Sunday morning at the start of this month, Taprobane Seafood Managing Director Tim O’Reilly and his Operations Manag...

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North gets two sea food factories - Rs. 40 million investment

Creating a major economic land mark in the Northern Province a crab and prawn processing factory was opened in Kilinochchi and Jaffna last week. Taprobane Seafoods (TSF) a relatively new company in Sri Lanka invested Rs. 40 million to launch this project which has created over 600 direct and indirect employment opportunities. Director,TSF Timothy O’Reilly said that this investment would help many people ...

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