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Mervyn Bans Certain Vegetables In Kelaniya

Feb 27, 2011 8:53:45 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva has prohibited the sale of tomatoes, green chilies, egg plants and ladies fingers in markets in the Kelaniya area from the end of April.

The Minister has imposed the ban on the sale of these vegetables in the Kelaniya area claiming the residents in the area should grow them at home.

Silva had reportedly called on officials to provide the necessary seeds and fertilizers at a reasonable prices to the residents to commence the cultivation of the vegetables.