The Registrar of Pesticides has revoked the gazette that was issued prohibiting the use, sale of Glyphosate, Propanil, Carbary1, Cholopyrifos & Carbofuran in December 22, 2014.
The ban was revoked in an Extraordinary Gazette issued as we speak (22) issued by the Registrar of Pesticides Dr. J. A. Sumith.
The Gazette revokes the Order made beneath Part 11 of the Management of Pesticides Act, No. 33 of 1980 and printed in Gazette Extraordinary No. 1894/4 of December 22, 2014.
The Gazette issued in 2014 had prohibited the use, supply on the market or sale of agrochemicals containing the energetic components Glyphosate, Propanil, Carbaryl, Cholopyrifos and Carbofuran within the following areas:Throughout the Districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Monaragala and throughout the Divisional Secretariat, Divisions of Mahiyanganaya, Rideemaliyadda, Kandaketiya within the Badulla District.