The wholesale trade has come to a standstill due to porters serving in wholesale shops in and around Pettah, Colombo are not reporting for work as scheduled.
Wholesale shop owners said that porters were distressed due to being personally affected by the inclement weather
A large majority of employee reside in Kelaniya, Peliyagoda, and Sedawatta.
Reports say that due to this the transportation of wholesale goods to other areas via the Colombo Wholesale Market remains at a standstill.
Wholesale goods are distributed island-wide via the Pettah Wholesale Market.