• 1980 අංක 33 දරණ පළිබෝධනාශක පාලනය කිරීමේ පනත - 11 වන වගන්තිය යටතේ වූ නියමය

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Office of the Registar of Pesticides.





 Dr. J.A. Sumith
 Registrar of Pesticide


The main function of this office is enforcement of the Control of Pesticides Act No. 33 of 1980, it's amendments and regulations. The Act provides provisions to control, import, packing, labeling, storage, formulation, transport, sale and use of pesticides through registration of individual products. The entire spectrum of pesticidal products, such as those used in agriculture, public health, domestic, industrial and veterinary etc. are coming under the purview of the Act. The office of the Registrar of Pesticides has the national responsibility to ensure that only the high quality pesticides those are least hazardous to human health and enviroment enter the market in Sri Lanka.
Major focus areas in implementation:
Health and environmental impacts
Quality of pesticide
Fate of the chemical in the environment
Bio-efficacy under local conditions
Product labels and advertisements
Conformation to FAO and WHO standards, protocols and code of conduct
Legal action on violation of the law


From Colombo.
After Peradeniya in the Colombo - Kandy main road, pass the Royal Botanical Gardens. The office is located opposite the Peradeniya Police Station.

Contact Information
Registrar of Pesticides
1056, Getambe,
P.O.Box 49, Peradeniya 20400
Sri Lanka.
Tel.: (94) 81 2388135/ (94) 81 2388076    Fax: (94) 81 2388135


Expected Benefits

1  Evaluation of original registration applications

In order to arrive at a decision whether the product do not cause harmful effect under local conditions and to minimize agricultural input cost

2  Evaluation of third party registration application


3  Evaluation of re registration application

4  Evaluation of data for local trials


To release human and environmentally friendly formulations to assure products importing from correct source of supply and stop importing unwanted volumes.

5  Issue of import approvals

6  Evaluation of pesticide quality certificates

To import quality pesticides and to ensure products Confirm to  FAO specifications

7  Screening of labels for approval

To give the correct message for the farmers and other relevant authorities on judicious  use and protection

8  Screening of advertising materials for approval

9  Inspection of factories

To assure factory standards are actually followed

10 Inspection of approved repacking facilities and stores

To check whether packing activities are carryout according to standards and thereby maintain product quality

11  Inspection of  premises for fumigation and household pest control

To regularize fumigation operations thereby avoid rejection of export

12 Inspection and certification of Pest Control Operators

To regularize Pest Control Operators  in order to prevent unskilled people

coming to this industry

13 Inspection of Sales Outlets

Prevention of adulteration and spurious products

14 Publish newsletters

To train the trainers and improve the awareness of community

15 Officer Training Classes


16  Seminar for school children

17 Dealer training classes

To ensure pesticides are sold only through trained people and certified outlets

18  Issue of dealer training certificates

19 Issue of dealer certificates

20 Field Complaints

To take legal action against person contravening the provisions or regulation in the Act

21 Legal Prosecutions

22  Technical Advisory & Committee Meeting

To advise the Registrar on all matters relating to the COP Act.

23  Formulation Analysis

To analyze he quality of Pesticides and residues in food and water

24  Residue analysis

25  Disposal of  Obsolete stock

To minimize environmental contaminations






Dr. J. A. Sumith

Registrar of Pesticide
  Mr. S. N. L. Rathnaweera
Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)
  Mrs. P. W. Yoshida Lakshani
Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)
  Mr. D.M.Ranaweera
Agriculture Monitoring Officer
  Mr. S.H.M.C.S.Kularathne
Programme Assistant (Agriculture)








Programme Assistant (Agriculture)
  Mr. M. H. W.Gunawardana
Agriculture Instructor
  Mrs. K.W.I.Hemamali
Agriculture Instructor
  Mrs. B.P.N.N.Perera
Research Assistant







Activities & Informtion

Circulars Gazettes
  • Modify every licence issued in respect of pesticides containing Glyphosate
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  • Notify the Order under Control of Pesticides Act, that Glyphosate as restricted pesticides.
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  • Notify the order to rescind that published in Gaz. Ex. No. 1937/35 of 23.10.2015 on the advice of the Pesticides Technical & Advisory Committee
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  • Regulations made under the Control of Pesticides Act, control of Pesticides Regulations (Time Limits) of 01 of 2017
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  • Circular on Sample Submission Procedure on Illegal
  • Order made to cancel every licence issued in respect of Pesticides containing the active ingredients namely Carbofuran, Carbaryl and Chlorpyriphos.
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  • Order made to declare the Lists of approved General Pesticides, Domestic Pesticides and Restricted Pesticides
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  • Order to cancel every licence issued in respect of pesticides containing the active ingredient Glyphosate
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  • Order to prohibit use or sale the pesticides containing Glyphosate etc. in the Districts of Anuradhapura etc.
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  • චක්‍රලේඛය - අධි අවදානම් ඩෙංගු වාහක මදුරුවන් බෝවීම පාලනය කිරීමේ දී ලියාපදිංචි පළිබෝධ පාලන ආයතන සතු කාර්යභාරය
            චක්‍රලේඛ II (චක්‍රලේඛ/ආර්.ඕ.පී/පී.සී.එස්/2018/2-1)
  • Substitution for the Regulations made under the control of Pesticides Act. No. 33 of 1980
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  • Order to Declare that every licence issued in respect of pesticides of containing the active ingredients such as alachlor etc. shall be cancelled
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  • Control Pesticides Act No. 33 of 1980 Appointment of Dr. Nimal Kumarasinghe & other 4 Persons to the Pesticides Technical & Advisory Committee for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 05.07.2011
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  • Control of Pesticides (Pest Control Service) Regulations No.1 of 2010
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  • 1980 අංක 33 දරණ පළිබෝධනාශක පාලනය කිරීමේ පනත - 11 වන වගන්තිය යටතේ වූ නියමය
  • පළිබෝධනාශක පාලන කිරීමේ පනත 1980 අංක 33

Regulations – Drafts

  • Control of Pesticides Act No. 33 of 1980 - Order under Section 11 (Cyromazine revoke - draft)
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  • Control of Pesticides Act, No. 33 OF 1980 Order under Section 11 (Glyphosate revision - draft)
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  • Control of Pesticides Act, No. 33 OF 1980 - Order under Section 11(MCPA 40% regulation - draft)
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  • Control of Pesticides Act, No. 33 OF 1980 - Order under Section 9 (New registered pesticides - draft)
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  • Control of Pesticides Act, No. 33 OF 1980 - Order under Section 11 (Xylene Regulation - draft)
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Lists Guidelines Applications
Pesticides Registration (Guideline) Pesticides Registration (Application)
Approval of Advertisements on Pesticides Pesticide Re-registration Application New 2019 09 24
Pest Management Recommendations 2019 Application for Importation of pesticides
Guidelines for Change in Source of Pesticides Application for suitability for the registration of mosquito coil/mat
Guidelines for Application for Registration of Individual/Corporate Institutions to Engage in
Pesticide Importation,
Distribution,Offer for Sale and Sale in Sri Lanka (Control of Pesticides Act No. 33 of 1980 )
Application for experimental use of Pesticides
Guideline for Registration of Agro-Pesticides Application for experimental use of Pesticides. (to be furnished by Researcher)
  Application for Pest Control Service Licence
  Application for Renewal of Pest Control Service Licence
  Summary Sheet for Data Submission for the Pesticides Subcommittees
    Application for third party registration (New)
    New Registration of pesticides
    Check list - Agro Pesticides
    Check list - Household Pesticides
    Check List for the Registration Package
    Summary Sheet for Data Submission for the Pesticides Subcommittees (DPHS/IPS)
    Data Submission for the Agro Pesticides Subcommittee
    Form a application for experimental use of pesticides company
    Form b application for experimental use of pesticides researcher