Minister Johnston Fernando is ready to cripple the trade monopoly by providing commodities at concessionary prices through CWE outlets.
The Minister said the CWE and Cooperative Societies had collapsed in the past. It was only through the leadership of the President that these institutions could have been developed in accordance to new concepts. He emphasized that a new era would dawn to enhance the security of the farmer community whilst providing commodities at reasonable prices. The Minister made these references at the opening the 225th CWE outlet at Mallawapitiya, Kurnegala. Parliamentarian Neranjan Wickremasinghe was present.