Rice of every type will meet price surge by Rs. 25 – 50 : Mill owners

The price of a kilogram of rice of every type may increase by Rs. 25 – 50 in the next 14 days, warned the Ceylon Rice Growers Association, speaking to a briefing held in Polonnaruwa yesterday (17).

Union Chairman Suraj Jayawickrama stated that the government should immediately impose a controlled price on rice to prevent the situation.

Due to the current fertiliser crisis the wholesale market for paddy could be dropped by 50 per cent in the coming months, he warned, adding that the price of rice would soar in an unbearable level amid the situation.


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