NPQS Bio Security & International Relations Division

This division is an age long requirement for the National Plant Quarantine Service and was established in late 2015. It implements all foundation mandates of a National Plant Protection Organization.

Services & Functions

  • Pest risk analysis (PRA) for a commodity which is expected to be introduced to Sri Lanka, and define the import phytosanitary requirements of the commodity
  •  Develop and upgrade lists of quarantine pests
  • Upgrading the Quarantine legislation
  • Surveillance and surveys on pests present in Sri Lanka, collection of data, record keeping,
    reporting and made them available for the interested parties.
  • Providing information on pests of a particular product for a country interested to import the same from Sri Lanka (information for PRA)
  • Conflict resolution with other countries on Phytosanitary issues
  • Sending non-compliance notifications from Sri Lanka to relevant NPPO on significant failures of imported consignments 
  • Management of other International relations

Note: To obtain any services on negotiations with other countries (only on phytosanitory issues), a person has to make an official request to the Additional Director, National Plant Quarantine Service, Katunayake (
(Contact details: 0112 225 2028)

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