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Govt. To Import Coconuts

Dec 16, 2010 6:30:09 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government said today (16) that it would import coconut with immediate effect from several Asian countries to control the increasing prices of coconut in the market.

The Internal Trade Ministry Secretary, Sunil S. Sirisena has told the media that coconut exporters and the Coconut Development Board has been granted permission to import coconuts from Malaysia, Kerala and Indonesia.

He has said the decision was made in order to bring down the prices of coconuts during the festive season.

Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando earlier announced that the government would import chicken and eggs also to maintain prices during the festive season.