MoD blocks insecticide supplies

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is restricting the supply of sulphur to the Jaffna District, said sources in Jaffna. No reason has been given by the MoD for this restriction.

A request by the Ministry of Agriculture in Jaffna to supply farmers in the area with sulphur was rejected by the MoD on two occasions, said sources.

Sulphur is used by farmers as an insecticide. The SLA bans urea to LTTE controlled areas on the ground that it could be used by the Tigers to make explosives.

 

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