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President orders full scale survey

Sep 7, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday directed officials to conduct a full scale survey on inoperative rice processing centres including the Vanni rice processing mill and bring them back to operational level soon. The President was addressing a progress review meeting of the Cooperative and Internal Trade Ministry at Temple Trees. The President and the officials dicussed the future plans of the Ministry in line with the Mahinda Chinthana Policy framework. He expressed the need of a viable mechanism to fulfill the rice requirement of the country during the upcoming festive season. Ministry officials were ordered that a reserve of essential foods be maintained in the country at all times.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/09/08/news16.asp