A team of experts with some sense of diplomatic relations should be sent to Russia which suspended the import of Sri Lankan tea, joint opposition member and Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardana said today.
He said Russia was the biggest importer of our tea and as such this matter must be solved as soon as possible and the issue was much more than the detection of an insect in the packaging of a consignment of tea.
“It goes without saying that Sri Lanka's international image has been tarnished by this,” the MP told a news conference. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
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Comments - 21
ANTON Monday, 18 December 2017 04:58 PM
FIRST APPOINT A TEAM TO INVESTIGATE HOW THAT DAMN INSECT CAME TO A PACKET OF TEA.
concern Monday, 18 December 2017 07:30 PM
Exactly.Do the investigation at home first.
Freddy Yong Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:02 AM
Only blended teas are shipped to Russia, so there is no way a full beetle could have gone in except the insect was in the packing bag.
ANTON Monday, 18 December 2017 04:59 PM
ANOTHER INSECT STARTS TALKING RUBBISH.
Bawa Monday, 18 December 2017 05:08 PM
Like in those days when planeloads of experts were sent abroad.
email@example.com Monday, 18 December 2017 06:36 PM
NOW WILL YOU MIND YOUR BUSINESS PLEASE PLEASE.
Namal Perera Monday, 18 December 2017 06:53 PM
This should be thoroughly investigated. If it has anything to do with dirty Politics, those responsible should rot in Jail.
Arnold Monday, 18 December 2017 07:30 PM
It wont be a surprise if the this guy put the insect. The only thing these people want is to bring down the government by hook or by crook.
Dee Monday, 18 December 2017 07:33 PM
Don't you JO guys get involved in 'diplomatic relations' we will loose the little respect we gained after you lot tarnished us. We are looked at like criminals. Believe me!
kuthbuddin Monday, 18 December 2017 07:38 PM
shuuuuu look who's talking machan 2500 family plan where were you for GSP plus
Park Monday, 18 December 2017 07:54 PM
Bandula and other JO are poking their finger into unwanted matters. They are the insects in Sri Lankan politics.
MO77 Monday, 18 December 2017 07:58 PM
Who has a knowledge of diplomatic relations in our parliament. Maybe, you or Sajin Vas? If MR is power now, both of you will have chance to enjoyable trip. Lol
Hari Mani Monday, 18 December 2017 08:17 PM
Trying to bolt the doors after the horses have bolted? According to BBc business a team has been already dispatched. That will be another tamasha...
Unchikun Monday, 18 December 2017 08:48 PM
I am surprised to see this comment from a former Minister of Trade. The visit by the Ministers is for damage control. Everyone knows there was a bug in the tea package. The visit by the Ministers in to apologize and explain as to how it will not happen again. This is diplomacy. Bandula may have been a good tuition master. He is an novice at International trade, this is my humble conclusion. Oh! Could be it is just for political milage.
ceylon Monday, 18 December 2017 09:16 PM
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Yehiya Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:15 AM
They vanished the tea market. We thanks to present regime. But we need to develop the quality.
TONY Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:34 AM
WHILE SRI LANKA IS NOW INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED AS A CREDIBLE COUNTRY THE JEALOUS OPPOSITION (JO) IS ENVIOUS ABOUT THIS AND KEEP TALKING NONSENSE ALL THE TIME
Sincere Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:55 PM
Is it like a team your boss used to take to NY annually?
Jimmy Tuesday, 19 December 2017 05:14 PM
You mean a jumbo delegation like during your era?
Senaka Tuesday, 19 December 2017 06:39 PM
Pls send Ex-president MR
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