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Ban on Chemical Fertilizer imports reversed?; Harsha questions govt on new gazette regulations

COLOMBO (News 1st); Opposition Lawmaker Dr. Harsha De Silva questioned as to whether Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has reversed the decision taken by the President to ban imports of Chemical Fertilizer.Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (03) Dr.

De Silva said the Imports and Exports Control Department had issued a letter bearing the signature of Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa to the Chief Executive Officers of all banks noting that a new gazette has been issued lifting the ban chemical fertilizer imports.MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said according to the letter the gazette permits chemical fertilizer to be imported under a license.He said imports of Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers that are Nitrogenous, Phosphatic and Potassic which were

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