President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to implement a programme to control the rising prices of vegetables with the aim of providing relief to consumers while safeguarding farmers. During a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat, with the officials of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and the Ministry of Trade the President said that there should be an immediate intervention to control it. Vegetables are brought to Dambulla from the areas of vegetable cultivation. Paddy storage warehouses have been renovated in several areas. The President instructed the officials to repair all other paddy storage warehouses immediately.
Source: Sunday Observer February 25, 2020 07:41 UTC