Paddy purchasing issues in Pollonnaruwa and Ampara.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - 13:29


The paddy marketing board states that there are issues when purchasing paddy from farmers in Pollonnaruwa and Ampara districts.


Chairman of the board K B Jayasingha stated that since majority of the stores are full they have to restrict purchasing paddy.


Farmers allege that as a result of this situation middlemen purchase paddy at a lower rate.


However, commissioner general of the agrarian development department Sunil Weerasingha had this to say....