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Sunday, 14 October 2018 - 13:48
Price of Rice reduces by 10 Rupees - Traders unhappy
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The Minister of Agriculture, Mahinda Amaraweera stated that rice mill owners have agreed to reduce the price of a kilogram of rice by 10 rupees as a concession for local consumers.

He stated that the agreement was reached at a discussion held recently between the minister and rice mill owners.

Accordingly, the Minister stated that it was agreed to reduce the price of a kilogram of rice by 10 rupees and to display the price reduction on the sacks.

However, in response to an inquiry made by our news team, the National Organizer of Small and Medium Scale Rice Mill Owners’ Association, Nishantha D. Aththanayake stated that such an agreement was not reached with the minister.

When our news team inquired in this regard from the President of Maradagahamula Rice Mill Owners’ Association, B.K. Ranjith, who has taken part in the discussion, he also stated that such an agreement was not reached with the minister.

He further stated that it was proposed to impose a price control for rice at the discussion.



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