Paddy stocks yet to be removed from MRIA

2016-02-12 09:55:06

The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) said yesterday more than 3000 MT of paddy stocks was still there in the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) and that it would be removed within the next three weeks.

An official of the PMB said only 509 MT of the paddy stock was removed by the Indian Company which purchased the paddy stock last month.

The PMB expected to remove whole stock of 4054 MT stored in the MRIA.

People in the Hambantota district launched a protest campaigns over the use of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) warehouse for storing paddy. (Ajith Siriwardana)