Nov 22, Colombo: Registrar of Pesticides has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification revoking an earlier Gazette issued in 2014 prohibiting the use and sale of several pesticides including Glyphosate.
The Extraordinary Gazette notification issued by the Registrar of Pesticides Dr. J. A. Sumith on November 01 “in the interest of the public and on the advice of the Pesticide Technical and Advisory Committee” revokes the Order made under Section 11 of the Control of Pesticides Act, No. 33 of 1980 and published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 1894/4 of December 22, 2014.
The Gazette issued in 2014 had prohibited the use, offer for sale or sale of agrochemicals containing the active ingredients Glyphosate, Propanil, Carbaryl, Cholopyrifos and Carbofuran within the Districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Monaragala and within the Divisional Secretariat, Divisions of Mahiyanganaya, Rideemaliyadda, Kandaketiya in the Badulla District.