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The government is expecting a fresh shipment of organic fertiliser that meets Sri Lankan standards, from China’s Qingdao Seawin Bio-tech Group after settling the US$ 6.7 million claim by the company.

Responding to a media query at the weekly Cabinet press briefing yesterday, Cabinet Co-Spokeperson and Minister of Plantation, Ramesh Pathirana revealed that although the government agreed to pay US$ 6.7 million to Seawin Bio-tech, the US$ 5 million bond deposited by the company wouldn’t be released until it delivers the agreed organic fertiliser in conformity to Sri Lankan standards.

The government earlier rejected a shipment of 20,000 tonnes of fertiliser from the company after the National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS) had found that samples of the fertiliser contained harmful bacteria.

Seawin Bio-tech won a government contract to supply 99,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser. However, following the rejection of the shipment, the government turned to India to secure nano-fertiliser.

  Comments - 11

  • Pregnant Wednesday, 22 December 2021 11:30 AM

    Always EXPECTING! How many children??

    Mahesh Wednesday, 22 December 2021 11:32 AM

    Why import organic fertilizer when you can easily make theme here. This clearly shows how this goverment wasted dollars in past and now as well. You should resign mate.

    Sanath Wednesday, 22 December 2021 12:20 PM

    Isn't there any other company, other than this rouge one to import, if that is really necessary?

    hb Wednesday, 22 December 2021 02:05 PM

    Yes. Necessary as they give the highest kickbacks

    UPALI Wednesday, 22 December 2021 02:00 PM

    Introducing organic fertiliser is OK but the way you all introduced it is childish way. YOU ALL CAN NOT IMPLEMENT THINGS SYSTEMATICALLY. IN VAIN THAT WE ELECTED YOU ALL WITH TWO THIRD MSAJORITY

    june macapagal Wednesday, 22 December 2021 02:17 PM

    He is a big bluffer. He is trying to bluff the people by talking nonsense.

    Joshua Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:16 PM

    Please serve it for parliamentarians for lunch

    Nuwan Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:52 PM

    No one believes any ministers anymore

    dayan Wednesday, 22 December 2021 05:24 PM

    Same ship with another name?

    poor Lankan Wednesday, 22 December 2021 06:34 PM

    This rouge made money by taking commissions on importing fertilizer for he tea industry.

    Ranaweera Thursday, 23 December 2021 11:53 AM

    Chineese garbage may be coming with good kickbacks.

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