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Harmful fertilizer ship will not be allowed in – Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage

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Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage yesterday said that the ship carrying organic fertilizer that contains harmful bacteria will not be allowed to enter the country and the samples of the shipment will not be tested again under any circumstances.

Addressing a media briefing at the Agriculture Ministry premises yesterday, the Minister said that the Government will not make any payment to the Chinese firm in question.

The Government announced that the import of organic fertilizer from the Chinese firm would be suspended as harmful microorganisms were found in the fertilizer samples tested by the National Plant Quarantine Service.

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