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Thursday, 09 February 2017 - 13:34
Rice price crisis - charges from small and medium scale rice mill owners
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Small and medium scale rice mill owners of Polonnaruwa have charged that due to not having a proper program in releasing paddy and not having proper controls on pricing of rice has created a crisis on rice prices.

They expressed these views during a press briefing held in Polonnaruwa yesterday.

The Consumer Affairs Authority yesterday issued the gazette relating to maximum retail price rice can be sold.

Therefore, except for Keeri Samba and Suduru Samba, rest of the Samba rice is retail priced at Rs. 80 per kilogram, Nadu rice 1 kilo at Rs 72 and Kekulu rice 1 kilo at Rs. 70.

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