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* Sri Lankan government asked to explain the spending of monies allocated for the fertilizer subsidy
Sat, Dec 28, 2013, 09:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has called on the government to explain how the monies allocated for the fertilizer subsidy was spent this year.

The government had allocated Rs. 30 billion to provide the fertilizer subsidy to farmers in 2013.

UNP parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayaka told the media that the government has assigned several private companies to provide fertilizer required by the farmers under the Mahinda Chintana policy.

However, these private companies have now complained of not receiving payments for the goods supplied, the MP said.

He pointed out that the government owes a total of Rs. 25 billion to two private companies that have provided fertilizer to the government's programme.

Karunanayaka added that the private companies are facing a severe financial crisis due to the government's failure to pay them and the companies are unable to further supply fertilizer to the farmers.

It has recently been reported that the military owes over Rs. 10 billion to a number of leading contractors who supplied food to Sri Lanka security forces.

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