Office of the Registrar of Pesticides
After Peradeniya in the Colombo - Kandy main road, pass the Royal Botanical Gardens. The office is located opposite the Peradeniya Police Station.
The main function of this office is enforcement of the Control of Pesticides Act No. 33 of 1980, it's amendments and regulations. The Act provides provisions to control, import, packing, labeling, storage, formulation, transport, sale and use of pesticides through registration of individual products. The entire spectrum of pesticidal products, such as those used in agriculture, public health, domestic, industrial and veterinary etc. are coming under the purview of the Act. The office of the Registrar of Pesticides has the national responsibility to ensure that only the high quality pesticides those are least hazardous to human health and enviroment enter the market in Sri Lanka.
Major focus areas in implementation:
Health and environmental impacts
Quality of pesticide
Fate of the chemical in the environment
Bio-efficacy under local conditions
Product labels and advertisements
Conformation to FAO and WHO standards, protocols and code of conduct
Legal action on violation of the law
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