‘Consult experts over policy decisions’

October 11, 2018

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena says the government should consult experts when implementing policy decisions.

Speaking in Parliament MP Gunawardena said the government withdrew certain decisions that were implemented without prompt planning.

He noted the government once banned the use of Glyphosate adding the government then reversed the ban in the tea industry.

The Parliamentarian stressed the government repeated the same on the ban imposed on asbestos when Russia threatened to suspend the purchase of tea from Sri Lanka following the discovery of an insect in a shipment of tea.

MP Gunawardena reiterated such issues may not arise in future if the government makes policy decisions by prioritising the public and heeding recommendations and opinions of experts of various sectors.