Picket campaign to begin

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Farmers and vegetable and fruit transports will begin a picket campaign today at the Dambulla Economic Centre, against the legalisation of using plastic containers to transports fruits and vegetables. (KKA)




Protest at Puttalam









Pix by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe



Protest at Dambulla







  Comments - 12

  • Piyal Perera Monday, 12 December 2011 06:06 AM

    Vegetable mafia. Government must crack this mafia for the good well of our people

    prem Monday, 12 December 2011 06:25 AM

    Why is this change.

    Patta Pal Monday, 12 December 2011 06:27 AM

    What do you expect? they enact a regulation which they have tried for over a year to enforce, but should know it is impractical until some serious changes are made to the transport system.

    It is only economical to transport in plastic crates if it is done by rail. Otherwise you need 3 lorries to transport in crates what one lorry can in the old way.

    I am not one to say the earlier method is correct, I am only saying that when they make such a drastic change it takes about 4 years to implement. It changes the whole lifestyle of the food transport system. No one in government knows what the workers and transporters have to contend with

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 12 December 2011 06:35 AM

    Vegetable mafia ,one way or another these people must learn a lesson,This long term plan and must implement once in for a all

    Anthony Monday, 12 December 2011 07:13 AM

    Like it or not, they have to follow this procedure, if our country is to develop.
    The Ministry could order these plastic containers, and give it to the vendors, to be paid back in installments, if it is a financial issue to them.

    Patriot Monday, 12 December 2011 07:06 AM

    This is the problem in Sri Lanka. We need to overcome these type of village level mentalities to progress.

    nikita Monday, 12 December 2011 07:48 AM

    this is a another international conspiracy against the good government. we should unit and defeat this. All these vegetable sellers are foreign funded NGO fellows and we must protect our Plastic manufactures at any cost.

    A W Abdulkany Monday, 12 December 2011 08:25 AM

    Instead of plastic containers, why don't the minister consider about some eco-friendly disposable baskets -

    M.V.R.Perera Monday, 12 December 2011 08:57 AM

    Now even vegetables are unaffordable price of cabbage Rs 140 a Kilo pumping 140 per Kilo

    Dee Monday, 12 December 2011 09:56 AM

    At least now learn a lesson, this is food you treat like garbage. Have some respect for the produce which feeds your family.

    Engineer Monday, 12 December 2011 10:40 AM

    hey buddy price is market driven, you got a problem with the price then dont buy grow your own. if you can produce it for a lower price. and maybe sell it too keeping a profit.

    Asitha Monday, 12 December 2011 10:48 AM

    @Patta Pal, agree with you 100% mate. Better late than never. But when you look at the comments posted by some readers, you can get a good glimps of the attitude of the general public.


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