PM heads discussion on bank concessions

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A special discussion headed by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was held at the Parliament Complex yesterday (21), regarding the concessions that can be granted by State banks to purchase paddy from farmers.

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, MPs Jagath Kumara and Samanpriya Herath, Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Secretary of the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Food Security, Chairmen of Bank of Ceylon (BOC), People’s Bank, Regional Development Bank and the Paddy Marketing Board, and officials from the Central Bank and Ministry of Finance were also present at the discussion.