These days there is a high demand for firewood due to the shortage of gas.
Due to this situation, even supermarkets have started selling firewood.
At present a bundle of firewood is sold in supermarkets for as high as Rs. 250.
Balangoda yam thieves
Meanwhile, the media has reported that thieves are breaking into the lands cultivated by the farmers in Balangoda villages and stealing the harvest.
According to the farmers, the stolen items include bananas, areca nuts, chillies, potatoes, manioc and other vegetables and fruits.