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Minister to discuss 2021 organic fertilizer transaction with Chinese officials in Colombo

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Agriculture and Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has decided to reach an amicable solution to the organic fertilizer transaction issue of 2021.

Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera will discuss this issue with the delegation including  Chinese Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ma Youxiang,  who will be arriving in Colombo to  participate in the 37th Asia Pacific Conference (APRC) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to be held in Sri Lanka from February 19 to 22.

It was decided to discuss the resolution of the problems that arose during the implementation of the Court settlement between the Chinese Organic Fertilizer Company and the two state fertilizer companies in a manner that does not damage the friendly relations between the two countries as well as for the benefit of the Sri Lankan farmers.

The Minister instructed the Secretary to invite Foreign Affairs Ministry officials and Minister Ali Sabry for this discussion.

(dailynews.lk)

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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Non-academic university staff to launch 2-day token strike

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The non-academic staff members of state universities have decided to go on a two-day token strike over several demands including a salary hike.

Accordingly, the strike will be held tomorrow (Feb.28) and the day after (Feb.29), University Trade Union Joint Committee’s Dhammika Priyantha said.

The committee had also warned to resort to a continuous TU action if authorities fail to address their issues within a week.

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Uddika Premarathne resigns as MP

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Anuradhapura District’s SLPP MP Uddika Premarathne has handed over his letter of resignation as a Member of Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has confirmed.

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