29 C
Colombo
Friday, June 21, 2024

Chinese organic fertilizer firm to send fresh samples to SL, following suspension

- Advertisement -

Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the Chinese organic fertilizer company will send fresh smaple batch to Sri Lanka after a harmful bacteria was detected in samples that sent earlier.

The Minister said that the company admitted its mistake pledged to take steps to rectify it.

Sri Lanka is also holding discussions with India to secure fertilizer. The government will never import organic fertilizer that is harmful, he added.

Sri Lanka halted the importation of a organic fertilizer from the said Chinese firm after laboratory tests proved it contained harmful bacteria named Erwinia for the second time.

RECENT ARTICLES

Chinese traveler from Colombo found infected with COVID-19 on arrival at Shanghai

0
A Chinese national who arrived from Sri Lanka has been infected with COVID-19, Shanghai (China) Health Commission said on Thursday morning.  According to Chinese media,...

Another 160 Omicron cases detected in Sri Lanka

0
Another 160 cases of Omicron COVID variant have been recorded in Sri Lanka, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from University of Sri Jayewardenepura said. According to Dr....

PM visits Tirupati

0
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has left for India on a 2-day pilgrimage to the temple city of Tirupati today (23). He was accorded a warm...

POPULAR ARTICLES

Breaking: Nathasha Edirisooriya Released from ICCPR Case

0
The cases filed against Nathsha Edirisooriya and Bruno Diwakara under the draconian ICCPR Act were dropped by the Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court a short...

Susil Warns of Future Empty Classrooms as Tuition Trends Rise

0
Education Minister Susil Premajayantha cautioned Parliament that within five years, classrooms teaching Advanced Level courses in schools could be empty due to an increasing...

Thailand Passes Landmark Bill Recognising Marriage Equality

0
Thailand’s Senate passed the final reading of a marriage equality law on Tuesday, paving the way for the country to become the third territory...