New laws to curb sale and supply of pesticides

By Chandani Kirinde

The Government will seek Parliamentary approval this month for tough new regulations to control the sale and supply of pesticides in the country.

The regulations have already been put forward by Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena under the Control of Pesticides Act and have been presented to Parliament and are pending approval.

Under the new regulations, no person will be allowed to sell any restricted or general pesticide unless he is registered with the Registrar of Pesticides as an Agrochemical Sales and Technical Assistant or employed by any person who is so registered.

Those who will be registered as Agrochemical Sales and Technical Assistants will have to be persons who have completed a training course on agrochemical use and related matters to the required levels set up in the National Vocational Qualification System. Registrations will be granted for three years and will need to be renewed.

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