The opposition says the government has finally ended its unsuccessful project to promote only organic fertiliser in the country.
Speaking to media in Colombo, Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara said following the decision to grant permission for the private sector to import chemical fertiliser, the government today has scraped another one of its unsuccessful programmes.
MP Nanayakkara said despite making several claims that chemical fertiliser will not be imported to the country, the present administration has now realised that it was another blunder committed during the past two years.
He said now the government has announced that it will not provide concessions but will allow the private sector to import chemical fertiliser, pesticides and weedicides.
MP Nanayakkara said the drama lasted for seven months which resulted only in inconveniencing the farmers and the general public.
He said the present government is known to stage dramas to hide its inefficiencies from time to time.
MP Nanayakkara noted once the government staged a drama promoting a snake, closer to the election, then promoted a syrup during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the recent past related to the organic fertiliser.