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Allegations of substandard organic fertiliser imported from India

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Three containers of organic fertiliser imported from India has been stored at a container yard at RCT (Rank Container Terminals) at Urugodawatte, Colombo raising questions of substandard goods being imported, environmentalists said.

They said that the consignment worth US$184,857 had been approved by the National Fertiliser Secretariat, whose officials were not immediately available for clarification.

“This is substandard organic fertiliser and should not be used on local fields,” said an environmentalist. The government recently banned chemical fertiliser, weedicides and pesticides saying only organic fertiliser would be used in future.

 

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