‘Take us off blacklist’: People’s Bank tells China after honouring USD 6.9 Mn payment

‘Take us off blacklist’: People’s Bank tells China after honouring USD 6.9 Mn payment

‘Take us off blacklist’: People’s Bank tells China after honouring USD 6.9 Mn payment

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 Jan, 2022 | 12:25 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The People’s Bank of Sri Lanka has informed the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka of its request to be taken off the blacklist by the Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Office over the Chinese Fertilizer shipment that was rejected by Sri Lanka, after pathogens were detected in samples twice.

This is after People’s Bank honoured the Letter of Credit obligation of USD 6.9 Mn to China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group.

The People’s Bank of Sri Lanka announced that a sum of USD 6.9 Million was paid to Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd, on Friday (7) as per the Letter of Credit opened for the purchase of organic fertilizer.

This announcement comes three days after the Colombo Commercial High Court dissolved an order preventing the payment to a Chinese company for imported fertilizer.

The order was dissolved on the basis that the Chinese company and the Sri Lankan Government had reached a settlement on the issue.

The People’s Bank of Sri Lanka was then blacklisted by the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka for failing to make the payment according to the Letter of Credit and the contracts between the two parties.

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