There is a high public response to the programme mooted by the Army to sell vegetables at reduced rates.
The Programme is a concept of the President and is being mooted under the guidance of the Army Commander at the request of the Defence Secretary. The Army makes direct purchases from vegetable cultivators. These are being sold to the public from today at various places. Marketing outlets were established at several places in Colombo. The Army said that consumers in large numbers frequented the sales outlets established in areas including the Maligawatte Housing Complex, Campbell Park and Muttiah Road.