Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage claims the ship carrying a consignment of fertiliser with harmful bacteria from China will not be allowed into the country.
Speaking at a special media briefing today, Minister Aluthgamage said the stock of fertiliser will not be tested again.
The Minister assured no payments will also be made for the stock.
Minister Aluthgamage said according to the contract, the relevant company must take back the stock.
He said payments will be sanctioned only if they bring back quality fertiliser based on the pre-arranged specification.
However, yesterday, State Minister Shasheendra Rajapaksa said an agreement was reached to re-examine the fertiliser imported from China that was rejected after it was confirmed that it contained harmful bacteria.
State Minister Rajapaksa said the Chinese firm involved in the matter had informed that the tests conducted at local laboratories cannot be accepted as the labs were not accredited.