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* Wholesale prices of imported potatoes and big onions decline
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 22, Colombo: The media secretary of the Essential Food Commodities Importers and Traders Association (EFCITA), Hemaka Fernando says, wholesale prices of big onions and potatoes have declined compared to the previous week.

The price of a kilo of imported potatoes has been recorded as 85 rupees, while price of local potatoes was 95 rupees per kilo. The local big onions are sold at 60 to 75 rupees per kilo in wholesale market.

Meanwhile the Matale District Agriculture Deputy Director Kusum Seneviratne said that the bad weather has affected the cultivation of local big onions. She is expected to provide a report on the subject to the agricultural Ministry.

The official says the expected harvest of big onions in Matale is 23,000 metric tons, but this expectation cannot be met as the big onion cultivation in the Matale district has decreased by nearly 90 percent this season mainly due to the dry weather conditions, limited water from the Mahaweli reservoirs and rapid increase in production costs.

 

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