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Sri Lanka
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Health
Contact person name:
Dr.T.B.Ananda Jayalal
Physical full address:
385, Rev Baddegama Wimalawansa Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
Phone number:
0094 11 2672004
Fax number:
0094 112672004
Country information about GM food safety assessment
Introduction national biosafety regulations:
Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian ocean. Total area is 65,610 km2 of which 4.4% is covered with water bodies. It has a population of 20,277,597 and population density is 323/km2. The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Under the food act of Sri Lanka regulation on production, importation, marketing of GM food are controlled. Pre-market approval need to be obtained for GM foods
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Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Chief Food Authority, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
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