Apr 12, 2018

Banned glyphosate arrive at Colombo Port Featured

A new consignment of glyphosate, banned in Sri Lanka, is to arrive at Colombo Port, just weeks after the arrival of one shipment, alleges the GMOA.

Secretary of the association Dr. Haritha Aluthge says the importers should be punished irrespective of their positions.

He notes that water sources have been poisoned by the glyphosate after being used in tea plantations and for other crops.

As a result, undiagnosed cancers, kidney diseases and other ailments have become common among the people, says Dr. Aluthge.

Stressing the GMOA’s stand that the glyphosate ban should continue, he adds that the association will raise the matter with the president.