Private sector allowed to import chemical fertilizer

The private sector has been given the go ahead to import chemical fertilizer, Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage.

The Minister told reporters today that a gazette notice in this regard will be issued.

He said that the private sector will be able to import chemical fertilizers, weedicides and pesticides with effect from today.

However, Aluthgamage insisted that the Government policy to promote green agriculture in the country has not changed. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t this scumbag Aluthgamage lose his seat at the last election ? Even when the people try to get rid of these scum, they are brought in through the back door.

    Promotion and implementation are two different things. A worthy, but poorly implemented initiative of the President, is now dead in the water.

  2. We all know that tea exports have fallen 50% by banning chemical fertilizer. What is so smart about reducing the tea exports by 50% while the country lost income from the other sectors, especially from the tourism sector due to the pandemic?
    This is not a time to change the agriculture sector. The country has lost income from other sectors, especially from tourism sector due to the pandemic. Clearly, a lord of idiots has been advising to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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