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SL agrees to re-test rejected Chinese Fertilizer; Rajapaksas’ are used to being scolded – Shashindra (Video)

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State Minister Shasheendra Rajapaksa says that Sri Lanka has agreed to re-test the rejected Chinese Organic Fertilizer by directing samples to an institution that can be accepted by both Sri Lanka and China.

“The Chinese have said that the tests carried out in Sri Lanka cannot be accepted because the laboratories are not accredited,” he said.

“We were not forced into this, but they only made a request. We made it clear that the shipment cannot reach Sri Lanka. They said we need to understand the quality of the fertilizer that is shipped by the Chinese company to 16 other countries,” he further added.

Meanwhile addressing a meeting recently Shashindra Rajapaksa said that his ‘Rajapaksa’ family was used to being berated which had become a normal thing.

The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka and representatives from Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd. have made a request from the Agriculture Ministry to re-test the rejected Chinese Organic Fertilizer via a third party.

This was confirmed to News 1st by the Director-General of Agriculture.

This development came after the Colombo Port Harbour Master said he was unaware of the whereabouts of the ship ‘Hippo Spirit’ carrying contaminated Chinese Fertiliser to Sri Lanka and, issued stern directives preventing it’s entry to the port.

On the 17th of September Sri Lanka’s Minister of Agriculture confirmed that a microorganism identified as ‘Erwinia’ was discovered in samples brought down ‘unofficially’ to Sri Lanka and tested.

The supplier was the same, Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd.

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