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Friday, 29 August 2014 - 8:10
Rice is imported to control the prices; a statement from Minister Basil.
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Minister Basil Rajapaksa says that 50,000 Metric Tonnes of rice needs to be imported,

The Minister expressed these views at a media briefing that was held in Colombo yesterday for the introduction of the Divi-Neguma Sahana Aruna Loan scheme.

In reply to a question posed by a journalist, the Minister stated that rice will have to be imported to provide relief to the consumers.
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