Veggie prices dip due to lack of sales


The Head of the traders union of the Kalugasthota Menikkumbura Trade Centre, D. N. Silva said due to the acute scarcity fuel, there has been a marked decline in the number of traders visiting the Trade Centre to purchase vegetables.

He said that due to this unwarranted situation, traders at the Centre have not been able to sell their produce and vegetable prices have also come down drastically.

He added that they had already brought the situation to the notice of the District Agent and noted that the Government should put in a mechanism to supply fuel to traders considering it as an essential service or else vegetable stocks will continue to rot in the Centres for want of buyers.

BY Jayampathy Bandara – Alawathugoda