The First Ship Carrying 12,500 Metric Tons Of Urea Fertilizer Needed For The High Season Arrived At Colombo Port Last Night


October 28, 2022


The first ship carrying 12,500 metric tons of urea fertilizer required for paddy cultivation in the 2022/23 Maha season has arrived at the port of Colombo last night. This stock of urea fertilizer was brought to Sri Lanka from China.

The World Bank took steps to provide an amount of 110 million USD as a loan for the purchase of urea fertilizer needed for this Maha season.

The Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera said that according to the first tender submitted for the purchase of urea fertilizer needed for this season, steps were taken to import this stock of urea fertilizer.

Even though paddy cultivation in the Maha season has not yet started all over the country, measures have been taken to send the required amount of urea fertilizer to all agrarian service centers in the island for the first application of urea fertilizer to be applied within 14 days of sowing paddy.

Meanwhile, according to the second tender called for the purchase of urea fertilizer required for the high season, the second ship carrying 120,000 metric tons is scheduled to reach Sri Lanka in the last week of November.