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A 12-member delegation was scheduled to visit Russia on December 24 to discuss the quality of asbestos imported to Sri Lanka from Russia, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Dr. Saman Weerasinghe said today.

“The asbestos imported to Sri Lanka is used by the Russians as well. Their opinion is that there was no health issues associated with their products,” he said.

The ambassador said the team would visit the asbestos factories in Russia and test the quality of the asbestos produced there.

“The Russian authorities are ready to give documentary proof to the Sri Lankan experts on the quality of their asbestos products,” he said.

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  • In-Sex Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:08 AM

    Have they forgotten the insects in the Tea!!!?

    Cristo Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:31 AM

    12 people to look around an asbestos factory ....well that should take up the morning ,leaving the rest of the week for shopping and drinking ....I wonder how many SL politicians it takes to change a light bulb !!!

    Banda Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:33 AM

    Actually, asbestos in general is accepted as a health hazard the world over. But, it is not clear at least up to now, whether compacted asbestos composites that are used in Sri Lanka - as roof sheets - is a major health risk. In fact, it is mining and asbestos fiber that is used as an insulation material in the West cause inflammatory conditions that may lead to death. Sirisena, as usual, has been over cautious and brought about a n unnecessary pandemonium.

    SAM Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:51 AM

    There seem to be list of countries who have banned it of different types and it says is - 1999 Russia: use of amphibole asbestos banned. via google.comhttp://www.ibasecretariat.org/chron_ban_list.php

    tuan Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:24 AM

    The issue is not the tea insect or asbestos,Its Politico Gimmick of MR and Udayanga Weeratung.

    Brainmaster Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:48 PM

    Looks like a free holiday for this delegation. Waste of money. Since when do we have here 12 experts for asbestos via DM Android App

    upe Thursday, 21 December 2017 01:50 PM

    who are in the 12-delegation?

    Chari Thursday, 21 December 2017 01:51 PM

    Great move by HE to ban Asbestos which is a Health Hazard. Why deviate from this. We need to negotiate correctly to make it a win win......for SL.

    ns.nw Thursday, 21 December 2017 03:39 PM

    Asbestos is a health hazard in any form. Most countries with common sense have banned its production and use. Who cares about what Russia has to say. Last time I checked they weren’t leaders in anything, except dictatorship and cronyism...oh wait, SL has that skill set too.

    Lankasoy Thursday, 21 December 2017 04:43 PM

    Only 12?? Is that enough?


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