Low supply doubles veg prices

By Naalir Jamaldeen | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 25 2021
News Low supply doubles veg prices

By Naalir Jamaldeen 

Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre (DDEC) Manager Christy Wijeratne said the prices of vegetables at the DDEC have been doubled.

He said this move was taken due to the massive drop in the amount of vegetables being brought to the DDEC on a daily basis. Wijeratne said the DDEC was supplying nearly 70 per cent of total demand for vegetables and added the prices of vegetables started to increase from 21 October. 

The wholesale price of all kinds of vegetables brought from the Central Hills has increased suddenly and price of one kilo of vegetables has exceeded Rs. 200 according to the DDEC Manager. Accordingly, 1kg of eggplant, potato, carrot and green chili, leeks, capsicum and beetroot are being sold at Rs. 120 to Rs. 220, Wijeratne added.  

By Naalir Jamaldeen | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 25 2021

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