A large stock of onions produced in the Jaffna Peninsula is now reaching the South. As a result the price of this commodity has come down.
Onions produced on fertile land in Jaffna has started flowing into the Southern markets after a lapse of a very long period. Following the peaceful environment prevailing in the North, the farmers had cultivated a vast acreage with onions. They are being able to enhance their earnings by despatching the produce to the South. Our correspondents said the Economic Centre in Dambulla has begun to receive the produce at reasonable prices. Consumers in the outstations have also received the opportunity of purchasing onions at low prices. Market sources said that the prices may considerably come down in almost every area within the next few days.