Monday, February 25, 2019

Suicides Committed By Consuming Pesticides Had Decreased -Pesticides Registrar General

Suicides committed by consuming
pesticides in Sri Lanka had sharply decreased during last two decades according to Pesticide Registrar General Dammika Arachchige .

Accordingly the Suicide rate related to pesticides which was 56 per 100,000 population in 1995 had now decreased to 14.2 per 100,000 population he has stressed

The reasons behind the decline of consuming pesticides to suicide are making people aware on Pesticide use and  reducing the use of poisonous pesticides  Pesticide Registrar General has stated during a ceremony held yesterday  (25) to distribute Licences to PHI 's and Food and Drug Inspectors to act on pesticides under the Pesticide act at BMICH ,Colombo .

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