Mill owners halt rice production

Monday, 13 February 2017 - 7:31

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Rice mill owners have temporally halted issuing rice into the market, following the implementation of the controlled price on rice.

The president of the Maradagahamula Rice Producer’s Association B.K Ranjith noted that a discussion is to be held with the president tomorrow regarding the issues faced by rice mill owners due to the controlled prices.

However Namal Karunaratne, National Organiser for the All Ceylon Peasants Federation noted that businessmen who do not produce paddy in wholesale and refrain from distribution should be arrested immediately.