Apr 12, Colombo: Russia has decided to introduce new non-hazardous form of asbestos to Sri Lanka which is more environmental friendly, according to the Government Information Department.
Visiting Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation Sergey. A. Kraevoy apprised Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne of this decision during a discussion in Colombo recently.
Ambassador to the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka Yuri Borisovich Materiy, Health Ministry Secretary Wasantha Perera and Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe were present at the discussion.
This new form of asbestos has reportedly been produced to suit the climatic condition of the country.