The government has decided to re-test a fresh sample of earlier rejected organic fertiliser from China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co. through a mutually agreed third-party with an accredited laboratory following a request from the Chinese Embassy in Colombo.
The State Minister of Promoting the Production & Regulating the Supply of Organic Fertiliser, Shasheendra Rajapaksa on Monday along with key ministry officials held a meeting with the top officials of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo to brief the Chinese government on the matter.
“We explained to the Chinese ambassador as to why we had to reject the shipment. However, the Chinese Embassy officials pointed out that the tests carried out in Sri Lanka cannot be accepted as none of the laboratories are internationally accredited,” Rajapaksa told media during an
event held in Colombo yesterday.
Consequently, he acknowledged that the Chinese Embassy on behalf of the fertiliser company requested the government to re-test a fresh sample of the said organic fertiliser through a mutually agreed third-party with an accredited laboratory. Accordingly, the government has decided to allow the request made by China.
“We were not forced into this, but they only made a request. We made it clear that the shipment cannot each Sri Lanka,” Rajapaksa added.
This shipment of organic fertiliser from Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group was rejected after tests conducted by the National Plant Quarantine Services confirmed the presence of organisms, including certain types of harmful bacteria.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet Co-spokesperson and the Minister of Plantation Ramesh Pathriana yesterday stressed that under no circumstance the government will allow lower quality and substandard organic fertiliser into the country.
He noted that Sri Lanka Ports Authority has been instructed not to allow the Chinese vessel with organic fertiliser to enter into any port in the country.
Following the rejection of Chinese oraganic fertiliser, the country imported 30,000 tonnes of potassium chloride as fertiliser and some three million litres of nitrogen-based plant nutrients from India.
I guarantee this shipment will enter Sri Lanka. The Chinese will dump all the garbage in for sure
concern Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:35 AM
We will have Chinese worms and new variety of plants in future. !
Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:41 AM
Shame on the government, bowing down to China!
This is what has happened in this country and why educated leave the country.
joshua Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:58 AM
ha haa and it too attended by another rajapakshe. Curse on this country
Labby Wednesday, 27 October 2021 11:37 AM
This government agrees to everything the Chinese people say and not to our own Scientists. And our rural folk believe everything this government says.
AC Wednesday, 27 October 2021 11:46 AM
Such a stupid like you and bunch of jokers will do anything to survive
Roshanaly Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:01 PM
Definitely retest will have favourable result.
Lion Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:06 PM
This government will destroy this country god please save mother Lanka
roni Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:38 PM
A retest if any should be done at an independent institution appointed by the buyer not in concurrence of the seller as it could be manipulated. Why is that the seller cannot accept the results shown already, this is self is suspicious.
Well-executed Wednesday, 27 October 2021 01:54 PM
Now you all have solved your problems. The sample and the consignment will be two different things. The sample must be taken from the real consignment by an independent body.
Nad Wednesday, 27 October 2021 02:43 PM
Try Try Try ...one day you will pass...
Anthony. R Wednesday, 27 October 2021 04:57 PM
What a shame, God save our land
gamaathi Wednesday, 27 October 2021 05:15 PM
it seems that we are a cursed nation in this world
Ralaharamy Wednesday, 27 October 2021 06:45 PM
This is Pure Chinese Shit. Don't you believe?
Samson de silva Thursday, 28 October 2021 07:18 AM
I think it was JRJ who said, in reference to vote counting following a parliamentary election in a particular district; "You keep counting until we win." The same principle applies in this case. "You keep on testing until we (Gota, Aluthgamage, Shashendra
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