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Refused fertilizer shipments will not be accepted: Sri Lankan Prime Minister to China

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa The Chinese ambassador here has a ship carrying a rejected Chinese fertilizer Although unacceptable, he assured the diplomats that Colombo would place a new order to replace the contaminated cargo.

Agriculture Minister Mahindanada Arsgamage told reporters Thursday, Chinese ambassador Chi Jen Hong We called on the Prime Minister’s official residence, Temple Trees, on Wednesday.

During a meeting with the Prime Minister, the Chinese ambassador also discussed the shipment of fertilizers that were rejected by Sri Lankan authorities because they did not meet specifications, Aluthgamage said.

“The prime minister said that the cargo that had already departed China Aluthgamage was reportedly in Sri Lanka’s first news channel, saying, “The prime minister’s position was to buy new cargo with the specifications that Sri Lanka needed.”

Earlier, Aluthgamage stated that the return ship was not allowed to enter the port, although it was returned by Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan government-owned Ceylon Fertilizer Company has obtained a commercial high court order to block the payment of US $ 4.9 million to China-based Qingdao Seawin Biotech for the shipment of organic fertilizers found to be contaminated after testing. bottom.

The merger order has prevented local banks from making letter-of-credit payments in favor of Chinese companies.

The Chinese embassy here has protested the decision, saying that Chinese sellers have asked both parties to entrust the Swiss SGS Group to perform resampling to test whether the cargo is contaminated. Stated.

Not only is it doubtful that the Sri Lankan authorities have decided to reject organic fertilizers, they also argued that they would cause significant economic losses to Chinese companies.

The fertilizer problem caused farmers’ protests because chemical fertilizers were not available.

In May, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered the import of chemical fertilizers to be stopped in order to make the island nation’s agricultural sector 100% organic.

Refused fertilizer shipments will not be accepted: Sri Lankan Prime Minister to China

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