Distribution of vegetables halted on Thursday due to hartal

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The All Ceylon Joint Economic Centre claims vegetables will not be distributed to economic centres in the country on Thursday (28).

Chairman of the Centre Aruna Shantha Hettiarachchi said the decision was taken following a request made by a number of economic centres, including the Colombo Manning Market, to not distribute stocks of vegetables on the said day as the public is planning a hartal against the government.

He further said that the decision was reached in an attempt to protect vegetable farmers, adding that economic centers would have to be closed as consumers would not be visiting during the hartal.

Ranjith Rajapaksa – Hatton