The government today (17) commenced the distribution of coconuts at Rs. 30 each for the festive season.
The government decided to launch a programme to distribute coconuts among people at concessionary prices following the steep increase in coconut prices in the local market.
The Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Ministry and the Coconut Cultivation Board today commenced the distribution of coconuts in lorries in several areas in Colombo.
These coconuts are sold from the lorries and each nut is priced at Rs. 30.
The Cooperatives and Internal Trade Ministry announced a few days back that it would import coconuts from Asian countries to bring down the price of coconuts during the festive season.