Lifting Glyphosate ban: Disciplinary actions to be taken against Registrar of Pesticides

Disciplinary action will be taken against Registrar of Pesticides Dr. J.A. Sumith for lifting glyphosate ban, violating the government’s green economy policy, Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.

The Registrar issued a Gazette Extraordinary yesterday (22) revoking the order imposed via a gazette in December 2014.

The said gazette in 2014 prohibited the use and sale of five chemical pesticides, Glyphosate, Propanil, Carbaryl, Cholopyrifos and Carbofuran.

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