Enjoining Order against Chinese fertilizer ship further extended | Daily News

Enjoining Order against Chinese fertilizer ship further extended

The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday extended the Enjoining Order issued against the Qingdao Seawin Biotech Chinese Company, its local agent Chelina Capital Corporation and People’s Bank until December 23. The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi.

The Enjoining Order was extended by the judge after considering a case filed by the Colombo Commercial Fertilizer Company.

At a previous occasion, Additional Solicitor General Susantha Balapatabendi appearing for plaintiff Colombo Commercial Fertilizer Ltd informed Court that the defendant Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Chinese Company had got the tender to export sterilized organic fertilizer worth over Rs. 570 million and steps have been taken to export a consignment of fertilizer to Sri Lanka by activating the tender and that the fertilizer sample has been sent to the National Plant Quarantine Service for testing. Following that, testing of the sample confirmed the presence of harmful bacteria and other organisms in some of the fertilizers.

The Additional Solicitor General stated in court that the Chinese company had not fulfilled the requirements of the tender and that the company had accepted through the ship’s instruction foam that there were microorganisms in the organic fertilizer even though it wanted to ship the sterilized organic fertilizer to Sri Lanka.

According to the letter of credit issued on behalf of the Chinese company, the Additional Solicitor General had requested the court to issue an enjoining order restraining the company or its local agency from making or receiving payments from the People’s Bank.

Meanwhile, Colombo Commercial High Court Judge Priyantha Fernando also extended the Enjoining Order issued against the Qingdao Seawin Biotech Chinese Company and its local agent until December 23.

Both cases are to be taken up again on December 23.


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