Chairman of the CWE – Rear Admiral (Retd.) Ananda Peiris says that 260 MT of ‘Swarna Nadu’ and ‘Ponni Samba’ rice imported from India, are yet to reach their Sathosa retail stores.
The consignment of rice, which had hailed from Visakhapatnam, India, had arrived at Colombo on Oct. 12.
The rice was imported under the Cabinet decision to import 100,000 MT of rice from India and Myanmar to maintain a buffer stock and to provide rice to the people at a price below Rs. 100 per kilo.
(Source – Island)