Sri Lanka bows to Chinese pressure over fertiliser


Tea pickers remove weed at an organic tea plantation farm in the southern district of in Ratnapura on July 31, 2021. Sri Lanka paid a Chinese company US$6.8 million despite rejecting its shipment of organic fertiliser as substandard. – AFP pic, January 8, 2022.

SRI Lanka paid a Chinese company US$6.8 million (RM28.6 million) despite rejecting its shipment of organic fertiliser as substandard, officials said today, even though Colombo is in the throes of a foreign exchange crisis.

The state-run People’s Bank of Sri Lanka said it paid Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group US$6.87 million in connection with an out-of-court settlement over the shipment.


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