Paddy stocks in warehouses in Polonnaruwa are being transferred to the Food Department.
Harvesting of the Yala Season yield has already begun. Paddy purchased via the Paddy Marketing Board during the Maha Season has been stocked in warehouses in Polonnaruwa.
These stocks are being transported to the food warehouse in Veyangoda with the intention of finding space in the warehouses in Polonnaruwa.
The Food Department said the support of the Army is being solicited in this process. The Government’s Paddy Purchasing Programme is already being launched in the Polonnaruwa District.
The Paddy Marketing Board said that as a result it had to empty the warehouses to accommodate the new purchases.