Trade associations in economic centres are claiming that there is a risk of vegetable prices increasing due to the effect of the lack of fertilizer adversely affecting yield.
Chairman of the wholesale trade association in the Dambulla economic centre U. B. Ekanayaka states that there is a reduction in the amount of vegetables received at the economic centre already.
Our news team inquired from the Nuwara Eliya economic centre which receives large amounts of vegetables regarding this.
In response to our queries chairman of the Nuwara Eliya economic centre Lalith Karunathilake stated that the lack of fertilizer has severely affected the farmers of the Nuwara Eliya district.
Speaking further he stated that with the resulting drop in yield, the amount of vegetables being supplied to the economic centre is gradually decreasing.