President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decided to ban the importation of palm oil with immediate effect, President's Media Division (PMD) said in a statement.
Secretary to the President Dr. P. B. Jayasundara informed the Department of Imports and Exports Control to issue the respective gazette. Also, the stock of already imported palm oil will not be released to the market.
The President has also banned palm cultivation in Sri Lanka. A statement from the PMD said the government is planning for the total eradication of palm oil consumption in Sri Lanka.
Era Monday, 05 April 2021 09:05 PM
Now where is the issue, palm oil or coconut oil ?
Gamarsls Monday, 05 April 2021 09:43 PM
So we have to consume coconut oil with alpha toxin.
Gamarala Monday, 05 April 2021 09:59 PM
Why? Palm oil does not contain alpha toxin?
Karl Monday, 05 April 2021 10:23 PM
Very good decision, despite the downfall of the government....
Adam Speak Monday, 05 April 2021 11:38 PM
Palm Oil ban is good. Let's develop the local Coconut Oil production which is organic and far better than any other oils for Sri Lankans.
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