Hoarding of potatoes and big onions are taking place around the country, reports say.
The Management of the Dambulla Economic Center said daily 25-30 containers of potatoes and big onions are brought to the center.
The government also increased the tax on the two essential goods by Rs. 20.
However, the Consumer Affairs Authority said they will take steps to raid shops were goods are sold at an increased price during the festive times.