Over 30,000 Kilos of vegetables were destroyed this morning at the Dambulla Economic Centre, traders at the Centre said.They said that the stock of vegetables were destroyed due to lack of demand for the goods. Traders also revealed that there is an extra supply of vegetables for which no demand exists and since the good are perishable they have no option but to destroy them. ( Kanchana Kumara)
a curse considering the widespread malnutrition in the country
maacapas Saturday, 03 March 2012 04:33 PM
...and our king wants us to grow vegetables in our home gardens too. First, let the govt propose a plan to export surplus veggies.
raj Sunday, 04 March 2012 04:13 AM
the government should have purchased these vegetables and delivered to the people who are in need.
Gaja Banda Sunday, 04 March 2012 05:49 AM
They should have distributed them among the masses at cost price or for free. There is no excuse for wastage!
shaq Saturday, 03 March 2012 08:46 AM
Why waste, sure there should be some other way of utilizing such precious resources.
jay perera Sunday, 04 March 2012 05:39 AM
Why not give it to a poor country ,SL is a rich country , economy is very good ,rupee value's is very high,
sltk2004 Saturday, 03 March 2012 08:34 AM
They could've made the largest soup in the world (since we already have the largest greeting card, longest wall painting etc)
imran Saturday, 03 March 2012 08:40 AM
No stock management & proper distribution..It could prevent from wast.. Politics again ..." All Mine "
tinkiriya Saturday, 03 March 2012 08:57 AM
this is the best season to eat steamed vegetables for dinner...
Dharmadasa Saturday, 03 March 2012 08:46 AM
Why bother, we are are the wonder of Asia and we can afford to waste.
Gamini Udagepola Sunday, 04 March 2012 06:53 AM
Lack of proper mechanism to handle vegetables; add another page to M-Chinthanaya please.
saif Saturday, 03 March 2012 08:59 AM
provide to the ministers and associates
Rahu Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:03 AM
U must sent to parliment. Let ministers get free meals instead thier paying discount rate
fazli Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:23 AM
The whole nation is already in soups, we dont need another bowl of veg. soup.
King Lakmindu Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:27 AM
Me rate kanna nathuwa inna minissunta oka bedala dunnanan iwarai neda? E wage dewal hithenne naththe unbala amanussayo hindada???
Lankan Patriot Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:37 AM
It is very sad to see such events when there are thousands dying without food!! As "shaq" said, authorities should have done something. Alteast ask people to come and take it Free!
Sumathipala Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:44 AM
Did no one of this idiots had the idea to distribute it to the poorest of the poor as a help. Selfishness pure.
gune Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:56 AM
VAGGIES IS IN EXCESS SUPPLY, PRICES WERE DOWN. GOVERNMENT HAS DONE SOME GOOD WORK. HOWEVER SHOULD NOT ALLOW TO WAST , GET THEM TO THE MARKET.
AMG Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:57 AM
we are so rich !
Nagaragiri Kiththil Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:12 AM
Give it to the Pigs you stupid
Matalan Sunday, 04 March 2012 09:43 AM
This can't be! One simple "Free Vegetable from the Govt." board would have cleared it within an hour with baskets of new votes in return.
Nodrog Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:34 AM
Since veggies are not being damaged in transit because of the plastic boxes we have an excess now.
lankashantha Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:58 AM
This is American Market policy. Throw the wheat in the sea so Russia could buy at higher price. 30 years back Sri Lanka had, Tomato, green chillies, Onion and Bambatu season. They will go down to 5/- per kilo. Now we don't have this season any more. That is enjoyed by elephants.
KHALID Sunday, 04 March 2012 11:28 AM
What a pity! Why no proper planning is done as to what vegetables how much to grow for a given season.Isn't there any agricultural instructors in district level to advise the poor farmers. We are repeating the same mistake every time and keep crying over spill milk.
shan Saturday, 03 March 2012 02:07 PM
Minister need only the plastic baskets not cold stores
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