Many traders who had sold rice at exorbitant prices to estate workers have been apprehended.
Officials of the Consumer Services Authority of Nuwara Eliya conducted the raided traders who sold rice above the control price. The operations were in place in Hatton Kotagala, Talawakele, Walapone, Padiyapelella and Maturata at the behest of the Nuwara Eliya District Secretary. It was possible to detect more than 20 traders who had sold rice above the control price. Officials of the Consumer Services Authority said that they would be indicted in the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate’s Court.