The estate fraternity is also rejecting wheat flour. Their rice consumption has increased.
It was the estate community which consumed more wheat flour imported by the imperialists instead of rice. The highest quantity of wheat flour was sold in the Nuwara Eliya district. However, with the identification of the nutritional value, the estate community has now taken to the consumption of rice and rice flour. In response to a request made by them, the government commenced the distribution of rice flour in the estate sector yesterday. The Nuwara Eliya District Secretary D.P.G. Kumarasiri presided at a function organized recently to appraise the estate workers about the products that could be made by using rice flour. The authorities believe that under these circumstances, the estate community can consume local rice and improve their nutritional standards.