The possibility of enforcing the proposal to import vehicles for Parliamentarians was once again brought to the fore, during yesterday’s government Parliamentary Group meeting.
Speaking during a media briefing today, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Sagara Kariyawasam said a final decision was not reached at the meeting.
MP Kariyawasam said a new proposal was not tabled, claiming MPs previously made requests to postpone the import of vehicles considering the prevalent situation in the country.
The Parliamentarian said it was discussed yesterday whether the time was apt to reconsider the decision.
He said all necessary measures to mitigate COVID-19 have been taken while vaccinations are also being administered.
MP Kariyawasam said under such circumstances the next move should focus on rapid development adding the possibility of reconsidering the proposal was discussed.
Joining the media briefing, Minister SM Chandrasena commented on the current fertiliser crisis stating there are two groups, one that uses chemical fertiliser and the other that uses organic fertiliser.
Minister Chandrasena, speaking on behalf of those who opt for organic fertiliser said phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen components can be provided in both chemical and organic forms.
The Minister claimed 100,000MT of organic fertiliser has been produced and is being distributed. He said they are also utilising Lanka Phosphate Limited in the use of phosphate.
He said cattle, chicken and goat manure fertilizer is also being used to produce the three components organically and are added to the soil while nano liquid nitrogen fertiliser is sprayed on leaves.
When questioned by media of the possibility of an effigy resembling him, the Minister said he has no issue with it if the public is entertained and satisfied.