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Prices of veggies substantially increased

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There is a substantial increase in wholesale and retail prices of several varieties of commonly used vegetables due to short supply of vegetables, economic centres said.

According to stall managers at Dambulla, Nuwara Eliya, Pettah and Narahenpita Economic Centres, the substantial decrease in the supply of vegetables had compelled them to increase the prices.

Nuwara Eliya Economic Centre Manager R. M. Bandara told the Daily Mirror that prices of most of the vegetables had gone up by 100%.

“There has been a poor supply from farmers in the recent past. The reason for this is quite blurred. The common reason is the bad weather conditions. However, the reason can’t be fully attributed to bad weather because showers are now over,” he said.   

“It is not something new for vegetable prices to go up in the aftermath of torrential rains, Bandara added.  
He said it would take a few weeks for the situation to return to normal.  

It is reported that the number of vehicles carrying vegetables arriving at the Dambulla Economic Centre had declined by 70 per cent resulting in low supply and higher demand and thus the increase in prices.  

The prices (1kg) of vegetables at the Dambulla Economic Centre were as follows,  (Sheain Fernandopulle)

Beans  -  Rs. 220  

Carrot  -  Rs. 230  

Capsicum  -  Rs. 450  

Green Chilli  - Rs. 800  

Snake Gourd - Rs. 180  

Pumpkin - Rs. 180  

Brinjal - Rs. 280 

  Comments - 9

  • Vambotta Saturday, 30 January 2021 07:06 AM

    So where is Bandu's fixed prices???

    Nomads Saturday, 30 January 2021 07:58 AM

    Farmers should be given a fair trade price to uplift the supply capacity. Sadly nothing has been done to buy there hard earned cultivations at large but in most cases it had gone as waste into garbage.Is this a call for a new Gazette to permit imports.

    Common Man Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:56 AM

    I can't justify this statement. Can anyone out there? "According to stall managers at Dambulla, Nuwara Eliya, Pettah and Narahenpita Economic Centres, the substantial decrease in the supply of vegetables had compelled them to increase the prices." I know the demand and supply concept. But it means transaction between producers and consumers.

    RoaringCreek Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:31 AM

    This is called inflation due to printing of money with no value.

    Sammy Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:53 AM

    Is it due to short supply of vegetables or due to bad economic measures taken by the Govt., increasing money supply by printing money and resulting in inflation.

    Jude Saturday, 30 January 2021 10:40 AM

    As always like in other cases!! Import, yeah import Veggies too! Problem solved!! Whew!!

    Sam Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:06 AM

    Even the price of a cake of soap has gone up.

    FF Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:21 PM


    Bandula V Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:24 PM

    Where is Bandula ? Arranging a foreign mission posting for his daughter in the US ??

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