The JVP says a special discussion was held between Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, State Minister Shasheendra Rajapaksa and the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka last night.
Former Parliamentarian Nalinda Jayatissa speaking at a media briefing today said it was during this discussion that a decision was reached to re-inspect a stock of fertiliser from China that was rejected twice owing to being substandard.
Jayatissa said the government was adamant about bringing back the stock of fertiliser to the country.
He said this is a serious concern adding that the intentions behind this development are unclear.
Jayatissa said the government is attempting to allow 96,000MT of harmful chemical fertiliser to enter the country.
Nalinda Jayatissa said the ship with the fertiliser arrived in Sri Lanka from China prior to the report on the fertiliser samples being released, and questioned as to who issued Letters of Credit.
He noted that Sri Lanka has stringent laws in place adding that allowing in stocks of harmful content is unfathomable.
Jayatissa also claimed that the Agriculture Minister refused to accept the rejection of the stock of fertiliser and made numerous excuses calling it a conspiracy.