Sri Lanka to introduce GM import laws
Laws will be introduced soon in Sri Lanka to regulate imports of genetically modified foods and organisms, said the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday (27 July). The statement was made at a workshop of biosafety in the capital, Colombo.
Genetically modified products, including food, feed, and pharmaceuticals are currently imported freely in Sri Lanka.
The minister said an institutional approach was needed to assess risks and make decisions on genetically modified products, and that the Sri Lankan public should be involved in the process.