(VIDEO) China's urban waste is Sri Lanka's organic fertilizer?

by Zulfick Farzan 31-05-2021 | 12:23 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The JVP alleged that the government is attempting to import China's urban waste labeling it as Organic Fertilizer.

JVPs Vijitha Herath on Sunday (30) said the government is paving the way for business associates to achieve various objectives through this scheme.

Vijith Herath said that the garbage that is to be imported from China is currently being exported to other countries under the guise of organic fertilizer.

"This will pose a serious threat to cultivations, and would be severe than the destruction caused by chemical fertilizer," he said.

On the 11th of May 2021, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a Presidential Task Force to transform Sri Lanka’s economy into a green socio-economy with sustainable solutions to climate change.

A main responsibility of the task force is to prepare a roadmap for the complete transition from chemical farming to organic farming using organic fertiliser products instead of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides.