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FAO biosafety project in Sri Lanka

At the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, FAO has been providing technical assistance to the country in strengthening its institutional and human capacities for the implementation of the National Biosafety Framework and hence the safe handling of living modified organisms (LMOs) or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is doing this through a four-year project which began in 2017 on ‘Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework in Accordance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety’. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources and FAO. As part of the project, a biosafety newsletter is published twice a year in English, Sinhalese and Tamil. The latest version of the newsletter (January 2020) is available at For more information about the project, contact