Paddy Marketing Board gets new Chair
By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan
Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage appointed senior administrative officer Neil de Alwis as Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board, following Dr. J.D. Mannapperuma stepping down from the post in September 2021, saying he was “inconvenienced” with the way the Board has been functioning lately, with no policy in paddy and rice pricing.
De Alwis has served as a Divisional Secretary, Government Agent, and Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, and has also served as an advisor to Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage in the past.