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India rushes urea fertilizer to Sri Lanka

The  Sri Lankan Government has signed an agreement to obtain a 55 million US Dollar Credit Line from the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India, for procurement of Urea fertilizer for the upcoming agricultural season in the island nation

The agreement was signed by Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, M.Siriwardena, in the presence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera and High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay.

The Government requested a credit facility from the Government of India for the importation of Urea Fertilizer of 65,000 Metric Tons in order to cater the immediate requirement of Urea fertilizer demand during the Yala cultivation season.

Wickremesinghe : ensuring food security for the populace was his priority

 

Premier Wickremesinghe has previously indicated that ensuring food security for the populace was his priority as the country is facing grave shortages of essential food items.

India has been on the forefront in granting assistance to Sri Lanka. It has provided assistance to the tune of 3.5 billion US dollars. It has rushed several shipments of diesel and other petroleum products besides medicines and other essential commodities
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