Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said he has urged the media not to criticise the Government over the lack of Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) rice stocks at Lanka SATHOSA outlets.
He stated the PMB has already undertaken the task of supplying its ‘PMB Rice’ to SATHOSA outlets considering the current market demand for it among the consumers. The Minister emphasised that he can vouch for the fact that there will never be a rice shortage in this country under his watch.
Amaraweera expressed hope that the steep rise in price of rice varieties could decline markedly shortly as the farmers had begun to reap their harvest in areas such as Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Ampara Districts.
By Nirmani Guneratne