Minister of Agrarian Services and Wildlife S M Chandrasena said that there would be no shortage in rice supplies as a result of the recent floods, this year as there were188 million paddy bushels in storage.
He said that farmers require only 174 million bushels to supply demands. He however said that there could be a shortage in vegetable supplies and the prices could increase and as a relief measure they would sell vegetables at low prices at its 556 Agrarian Service Centres island-wide. (SAJ)
Comments - 22
Modaya Friday, 21 January 2011 05:39 AM
is he drunk???
Labby Thursday, 20 January 2011 01:31 PM
The Minister will be proved correct only if there is no increase in the price of rice. Let's wait and see.
dhiga Thursday, 20 January 2011 01:43 PM
We believe you!
Concerned Citizen Thursday, 20 January 2011 02:21 PM
Then why are the prices increasing every day?
ampare son Thursday, 20 January 2011 02:38 PM
save our farmers sir.
priyanka Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:43 PM
no one will challenge you because people are afraid of talking the truth.
Mohamed Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:58 PM
Of course, the Minister says no shortage of rice. It is true. There is plenty of rice in the market. But at a price. Same goes for coconut. U go to the market, plenty of coconut in the market, but alas the price has not gone down. Why? Red onions & B'onions same. What ever which went up B4 Xmas neve came down.
Heamu Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:26 PM
When it comes to deliver there will be s definite shortage . Then the minister may say rats have eaten all the paddy he had. Ha ha!!! wait and see.
CP Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:50 PM
Will you resign from your current portfolio if the prices go up. Don't tell later they are not giving "Dansal" etc. Please keep your word, and step down gracefully. We are on the watch
dpl Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:25 PM
mr.Fayad you are in the dream world. please go to school
Cobra Friday, 21 January 2011 01:10 AM
No rice shortage until it hits the market!!!!!
Fayad Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:43 AM
Rice no shortage but money
Bind Side Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:44 AM
I am waiting for the election campaign to start. We will very interesting analysis of the effects of the recent floods.
Konde bendapu china Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:44 AM
what about Accountability of Paddy marketing Board Minister since 1990
KIRI PUTHA Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:46 AM
hik hik. another 'PORA TALK' which is same as 'no price hike in gas'. there will definitely be a shortage in middle of march. who can trust politicians.
Antonan Friday, 21 January 2011 01:55 AM
Is he the same man who had to face charges for non payment of compensation to farmers in Mavil Aru area?
victoria Friday, 21 January 2011 01:57 AM
My goodness !! Whenever a minister says that thge is no shortage, then there is shortage ?? This is the time for anoither minister to begin hoarding the stuff to make a quick buck later on???
malkanthi Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:53 AM
Hopefully the minister is well informed and will not alter the statement later on.
Amarapala Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:54 AM
kathawa dolawen gamana paing
Hush Thursday, 20 January 2011 11:05 AM
so basically all the stocks the ministers said had been destroyed are surplus stocks. is that what they want us to believe? and is that is the case, why is rice so expensive?
renganthan Thursday, 20 January 2011 11:53 AM
Maybe the minister has woken from a dream!
wellwisher Thursday, 20 January 2011 12:15 PM
Of course sir.No shortage for you!!!
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