An incident was reported in Polonnaruwa – Madirigiriya area where paddy stored in a centre belonging to the paddy marketing board was again handed over to the farmers.
Farmers were notified that there are no funds to purchase the paddy and the farmers were severely inconvenienced.
The government recently launched a programme to purchase paddy from the Maha season.
Subsequently the famers sold the paddy to the Madirigiriya – Kusumpokuna centre.
When our news team inquired the subject Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera regarding the matter, he stated that an investigation will be carried out and instructions were given to the Paddy marketing board chairmen to hand over a report.