Glyphosate found hidden in container with potatoes

The consignment was detained at the Orugodawatte container yard.Investigations revealed that the glyphosate was imported by a businessman in Ja-Ela. A consignment of glyphosate was found hidden in a container with potatoes by customs officers today.Customs officers found 656 kg of glyphosate when the container from India was inspected. The Government had in 2015 issued a gazette notification banning the use of the agrochemical glyphosate. (Colombo Gazette)By Indika Sri Aravinda