Environment-friendly Asbestos by Russia

Russia wants to introduce a new form of asbestos to Sri Lanka which they claim is more environmental friendly.

Visiting Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation Sergey. A. Kraevoy met Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, and informed him of this product in Colombo yesterday(11).

According to news.lk, this new form of asbestos has been produced to suit the climatic condition of the country.

Sri Lanka has banned regular asbestos as it has been internationally proven to be cancer causing.

Russian Ambassador in Colombo Yuri Borisovich Materiy, Health Ministry Secretary Wasantha Perera and Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe were present.

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