COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The first shipment of 12,500MT of urea fertiliser required for paddy cultivation in the Maha season has arrived at the Colombo Harbour.
This stock of urea fertiliser arrived last evening at the Colombo Harbour from China.
The World Bank has provided Sri Lanka a loan of USD 110million for the purchase of urea fertiliser needed for this season.
Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said the fertiliser stock arrived last night was from the first tender submitted for the purchase of urea needed for this season.
The Ministry noted that although paddy cultivation in the Maha season has not yet commenced across the country, measures have been taken to send the required amount of urea fertiliser to all Agrarian Development centres in the island.
Meanwhile, according to the second tender called for the purchase of urea fertiliser required for the Maha season, the second ship carrying 120,000MT of urea fertiliser is scheduled to reach Sri Lanka in the last week of November.
Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera will visit the Colombo Harbour to participate in a special discussion before the unloading and distribution of the urea fertiliser stocks.