Chilli growers based in Hatton are now selling ‘NaiMiris’ at Rs 2,400 per kg and green chillies at Rs 1,200per kg.
Some growers say they have encountered problems with the economic situation and have lost customers due to the sharp increase in prices.
Local shoppers say that the prices of chillies have skyrocketed and that they are soft and lack spiciness.
Also, they said that the price of vegetables in the area has increased drastically.
By C.D.H Hewage – Watawala