The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) alleges that the government is giving the opportunity to its mafia racketeers to import city garbage from China under the guise of importing organic fertilizer and distribute it among the farmers. Publicity Secretary of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Vijitha Herath warned that the country, farmers and national agriculture will be destroyed due to this Chinese waste , treated by urea.
Mr. Vijitha Herath, who made this revelation at a press conference held at the JVP headquarters on Sunday (30) further stated
There is no debate regarding the utilization of organic fertilizers. However, the import of chemical fertilizers should be stopped with a program to provide organic fertilizer to farmers. But there is no such a program. Today the tea cultivation is also in a big crisis. The import market of vegetables to counties like Maldives has been lost due to collapse of the production. India has dominated that market.
No government recognized institution has carried out any investigation on organic fertilizer. From where do the farmers get the required organic fertilizer? The President says if organic fertilizer is not available within the country, to import it. An Organic Fertilizer Task Force consisting of forty six members, has been established. The committee also includes Professors, Doctors and professionals from various fields. There are those who are engaged in businesses. In addition to them there is the Chairman of Derana Media Network Dilith Jayaweera.
From where is this fertilizer going to be imported as it is to be imported from abroad? From China ..! This means that the city waste of China is going to be imported to our country. Those are not organic fertilizers. City waste is exported to many countries as organic fertilizer after urea treatment. Another smuggling is to be initiated under the guise of providing organic fertilizer behind the Corona pandemic.
Importing waste from another country, treated by urea and importing under the guise of organic fertilizer that is not suitable for our environment and soil, cannot be approved at all. We demand the government not to commit this crime against the farmers of this country. This disaster is not second to the use of chemical fertilizers.
A mafia is underway to create a new business to the group of the racketeers of the government behind the scenes in Corona. They make decisions in a hurry. Produce organic fertilizer in Sri Lanka. Set the necessary standards for that. Our country has intervened in this regard with the use of organic fertilizer in Japan. We emphasize that the fertilizer issue should not be used as a pretext to pave the way for another mafia. The damage to the environment is enough now.
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