Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 16 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President orders to ban import of glyphosate with immediate effect
Fri, May 22, 2015, 09:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today announced that the imports and release of the agrochemical Glyphosate will be banned with immediate effect. The release of already imported stocks is also barred.

The President made this announcement while participating in a function held to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity at the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment at Battaramulla.

Addressing the function, President Sirisena said he is satisfied to have taken a significant decision on behalf of the farmer fraternity today.

The President, who was the Health Minister of the former government, said the government has decided to totally ban the imports of Glyphosate, which is linked to the kidney disease, as the number of kidney patients was surging.

The President noted that certain firms made a request to sell the already imported stocks but he did not concede to their request.

During today's events to mark the Biodiversity Day, President Sirisena also opened a restaurant serving traditional Sri Lankan food and enjoyed a cup of Kenda (porridge).

Minister Duminda Dissanayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Nihal Rupasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture B. Wijeyeratne and Director General of Agriculture Department Dr. Rohan Wijeykoon also participated in the event.

(Photos by President's Media Unit)

 


Related Stories in ColomboPage ::
ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister leaves for Geneva to attend 34th UNHRC session
-- [3 hours ago]
President leads special walk to prevent stroke
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Police say no interest in hunting Sri Lankan asylum seekers who sheltered Snowden
-- [5 hours ago]
Five police officers arrested in Sri Lanka over death of a suspect in custody
-- [6 hours ago]
UAE's Al Ansari Exchange and SriLankan Airlines signs agreement to facilitate ticket payments
-- [6 hours ago]
Consumer Affairs Authority raids errant traders violating MRP for rice
Sri Lankan President reiterates stance of no foreign judges in war crime probes
Sri Lanka PM seeks international assistance to create a stable economy
Top Indian politician arrested for gold smuggling from Sri Lanka sacked from post
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to visit Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2015 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.