Leader of the JVP Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka says there is a huge discrepancy in prices, when importing fertiliser from India.
Speaking during the Committee Stage Debate on the Budget, he claimed a litre of fertiliser was initially imported for USD 12, and the second Cabinet Paper quoted USD 10.
MP Dissanayaka said it was also reported that the same product is priced at Rs.654 in India, and is purchased for Rs.2,520.
The MP claimed it is four times the price, and questioned if the value increase by that much when good are imported from India.
He noted fertiliser was brought to the country in flights for the first time, and initially it was reported that 90,000MT of fertiliser will arrive, adding however the maximum capacity of the flight was 45,000MT.
He added 90,000 500ml bottles had arrived.
MP Dissanayaka said fertiliser was purchased at excessive rates, adding all purchases must be approved during the procurement process.
He stressed the Treasury cannot fund personal accounts.