Last Updated : 2019-01-22 16:20:44

Apps Advertising Home Delivery Feedback

Sweet transaction brings him sweet profits

24 February 2016 12:00 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

 

The hero of this story is a purohita well known for his political shenanigans. Several state-owned factories turning out a sweet product indispensable to every household come under the purview of his Ministry. 

 


This sweet product is usually released to the market in metric tons. One of these factories the other day had a stock of about 2,000 metric tons of the stuff ready for release to the market. Say at that point of time the wholesale price of the product in the market was Rs.70 a kilo. But this entire stock was suddenly sold to a certain businessman at the rate of Rs.61 a kilo.


The head of the institution running the factory was not in favour of this deal, but he had to dispose of the stock for a price much below the prevailing one in the market on an order from his political authority. 


The lucky businessman who purchased the stock had re-sold it to a Pettah wholesale dealer at the rate of Rs.69 a kilo the following day itself thus making a tidy profit running into several millions of rupees overnight. 


The sweetest part of the story had come out only after the sweet product had reached the Pettah wholesale dealer. The businessman who made a massive profit overnight from the transaction had been no lesser person than the political authority’s own brother!


And this was not the first time – not likely to be the last one either -the lucky brother had collected such a windfall. He had made similar fortunes on two to three previous occasions as well, they say.

  Comments - 1

  • Lokka Wednesday, 24 February 2016 06:53 PM

    Why isthis case not reported to FCID?


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Wahhabism and radicalization of local Muslims Fix it For Good

Intelligence-driven kinetic means can only do so much. The acid test would be

Rs.190 Million worth of Priorities ?

‘A supplementary budget of 190 million rupees for two bulletproof vehicles

Refugees become refugees again in Sri Lanka

There was a collective anguish over helplessness and isolation inside the gar

Anti – Terrorist Action Must Not Become a Witch Hunt Against Sri Lankan Muslims

Mohammed Zahran the founder-leader of the National Thawheed Jama’at and sus

MIRROR CRICKET