The farmers and traders in Dambulla have stood up against the vegetable mafia.
The traders in the Dambulla Economic Centre and the farmers in area have stressed that they should resist the vegetable mafia that generates an artificial shortage to create difficulties for the government and the consumers and to maintain the vegetable and fruit prices at a reasonable level. A special media briefing was held in this connection under the patronage of the President of the Economic Centre Trade Union U.R. Dayaratne in Dambulla. The President of the Combined Farmers Association and the Rangiri Dambulla Janatha Farmers Association M.R. Herath was also present. The farmers and the traders have received a number of benefits through the Dambulla Economic Centre. It was stressed that hereafter the vegetable mafia would not be allowed to operate in the Dambulla Economic Centre.