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Govt. will stop pepper imports: Harrison

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The government has decided to stop importing pepper in a bid to safeguard local farmers, Agriculture Minister P. Harrison said at a function held yesterday in Dambulla to mark the launch of a loan scheme for people to purchase lorries for vegetable transportation.

He said the government would levy Rs.200 on a kilo of imported Black Gram to bring relief to local pepper growers. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)

 

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  • Arnold Tuesday, 29 January 2019 06:37 AM

    No..this is only to make money for the politicians to enjoy.

    Disawe Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:01 AM

    Your government is there for last three and a half years but you all talking like 100 days plan.

    senal Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:38 AM

    Still not stopped, we thought done long before


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