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Ministry Firm On Rice Prices

Feb 10, 2011 12:24:59 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has called on the authorities to take action against traders who sell rice above the controlled prices.

However, traders have said that the prevailing weather conditions has resulted in the increase in rice prices.

Head of the Old Moor Street Traders Association, K. Palaniandy has told the media that rice prices have increased above the controlled prices since the farmers are unable to dry their stock of paddy due to the prevailing weather conditions.