Cooperative and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has instructed that arrears for paddy that the Paddy Marketing Board had bought from farmers during the Yala season this time be paid by day – after – tomorrow.
The arrears that should thus be paid is 300 million rupees.
A discussion too was held with regard to this among Treasury officials yesterday.
At the discussion they had agreed to provide the necessary allocations for paying the relevant arrears.
The Paddy Marketing Board bought 90 thousand metric tonnes of paddy during the Yala season this time.