Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* No legislation in Sri Lanka on chemicals usage to ripen fruits and vegetables - expert
Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 12:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: An agriculture specialist in Sri Lanka says that there is no proper legislation in the country to take action against the use of pesticide and chemicals that are harmful to humans to ripen fruits and vegetables.

Head of the Food Research Unit in Gannoruwa, Dr. K.H. Sarananda told the media that there was no law to initiate legal action against those using methods of pesticide spraying and chemical ripening that are harmful to humans.

He has said that the Agriculture Department that is in-charge of providing technical assistance does not have the required powers to deal with such situations.

The official says that the Department should be further strengthened and provided with powers to address malpractices and monitor the use of pesticides by farmers.

Dr. Sarananda has explained that agro chemicals should be sprayed two weeks prior to harvesting to maintain a 14-day chemical free environment.

However, this process does not take place properly and there is no legislation to take action against persons who do not follow the process.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Opposition lawmakers on fact finding mission attacked in Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
EU General Court says ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE is a legal ruling not a political decision
-- [2 hours ago]
Asia Foundation and Justice Ministry assess land disputes in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces
-- [2 hours ago]
Tamil organization seeks MOU between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate return of Tamil refugees
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Railways to transport fuel to North by trains
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary and Indian Defense Minister discuss enhancing military ties
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President launches sixth phase of Divi Neguma domestic agriculture program
Trade unions in Sri Lanka protest demanding Rs. 10,000 wage hike
Five suspects surrender to police over attack on Sri Lanka university students
Sri Lanka Navy deploys personnel to assist flood victims

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.