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Thursday, 05 April 2012 - 13:22
Government buys 50,000 metric tonnes of rice
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Acting cabinet spokesperson Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena states that the government has purchased 50,906 tonnes of paddy from paddy farmers.

The deputy minister was speaking at the media briefing held to inform cabinet decisions this morning.

He added that this data is the adequate answer to allegations made by the opposition stating that paddy is not being purchased properly.

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