Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka considers importing vegetables from India
Fri, Jan 18, 2013, 10:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 18, Colombo: Following a prolonged drought and monsoonal flooding in much of the country, Sri Lanka's vegetable prices are soaring and traders are requesting to import vegetables from India to bring down the prices.

Chairman of the Traders' Association of Dambulla Economic Center U.B. Ekanayake said that the vegetable prices might go up to unbelievable levels.

He said that the prices can be controlled if the vegetables are imported from India temporarily until the crops come in to the market and prices go down.

The consumers lament that the prices of vegetables are unaffordable and the situation affects their nutrition levels and health.

Farmers, however, say that the higher prices have helped them to recover the losses caused by floods.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Ceylon Chamber and Fair Deal to help Sri Lankan Importers source goods at 'Factory Prices
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka has become a paradise for investors - Mangala Samaraweera
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Northern PC aborts motion to congratulate Tamil Nadu CM
-- [6 hours ago]
State Secretary of Norway to visit Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
New amnesty period declared to surrender illegal firearms
-- [7 hours ago]
Floods in Sri Lankan capital, water levels rising in rivers in south
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh discuss further strengthening trade relations
-- [8 hours ago]
Japan extends Rs. 50 billion ODA assistance to promote Sri Lanka's socio-economic development
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission issues directives on arrests and detention under PTA
Sri Lankan Prime Minister leaves for South Korea to attend Rotary Convention

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.