Sri Lanka relaxes ban on chemical fertilizers

Yesterday, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa issued a gazette notification re-authorizing the import of several chemical fertilizers, including urea for cultivation in the forthcoming Maha season, Colombo Page reported.

Licensees will be permitted to import mineral or nitrogenous mixtures including urea, ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate or other inorganic substances, superphosphates and mineral or chemical fertilizers containing two or all three elements nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.

The Minister of Finance has issued a new gazette notification amending the earlier gazette notification banning the import of chemical fertilizers.

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