Potato farmers stage protest

Sunday, 05 May 2013 - 13:41

Potato+farmers+stage+protest+++

 

Local potato farmers engaged in a protest this morning blocking the Meepilimaana area along the Nuwara-eliya Horton Planes Road.

 

This was demanding the government to suspend the import of potatoes and to increase the purchase price of local potatoes.

 

Traffic along the road was also hindered as protesters even burned tires on the road.



Two (2) Coronavirus patients identified – Total number reported in SL increases to 117
Sunday, 29 March 2020 - 20:00

Two (02) more patients transferred to IDH from Chilaw and Rathnapura hospitals after they were confirmed for COVID- 19 virus infection. Therefore, the... Read More

Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) closed for trading tomorrow (Monday 30)
Sunday, 29 March 2020 - 19:15

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) stated that they are compelled to close the market on specific days, in view of curfew. Therefore, with the extension... Read More

Thomas Schaefer, finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, commit suicide over Coronavirus
Sunday, 29 March 2020 - 19:22

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has committed suicide. It has been reported that he was becoming "deeply worried" over... Read More