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The import of potatoes has been suspended from midnight today because of the increase in local harvest, Finance Ministry said.

The ministry said the decision was taken to protect local farmers by ensuring a stable price for their harvest.
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  • Sylvia Haik Saturday, 06 September 2014 01:36 PM

    This was a wrong move. It antagonises suppliers. Surplus produce should drive down prices, with the minimum economcal price set by the government.

    Waco Saturday, 06 September 2014 07:23 AM

    Farmers find it difficult to sell Pumkin. Government has been importing potatoes.
    Madness nothing else.

    Ananda Saturday, 06 September 2014 08:29 AM

    Is it only during the Uva election?

    dias Saturday, 06 September 2014 10:04 AM

    we should change our food pattern. truly we can get potatoes as our staple food for a few months. Sathosa can reduce the potato prices. 1Kg 60Rs. people will buy more potato than rice.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 06 September 2014 10:32 AM

    This is just a drama during the UVA elections only. After the elections, nobody will care about from where the potatoes will be coming and at what price.

    Peace Loving Citizen Saturday, 06 September 2014 10:36 AM

    This is what I love to hear. We must encourage our farmers. We save foreign reserves and make our farmers rich.


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