Trade Minister promises home delivery of essentials
Wed, Aug 18, 2021, 10:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 18, Colombo: The Minister of Trade Dr. Bandula Gunawardena stated that the Sathosa (CWE) has taken steps to implement a system for home delivery of essential relief items covering the entire island.
The Minister said steps will be taken to deliver the relief bag to the doorstep free of charge in the first two weeks from the commencement of the distribution service.
The Minister made this disclosure while inspecting the Pettah Wholesale Exchange today (18).
The Minister stated that self-quarantine is fully possible in the face of the economic crisis that has affected the entire world and the adverse health conditions that have affected the people.
He said that Sathosa and Co-operative outlets as well as economic centers, State Trading Corporation and Q-shop will be opened to the customers as essential services.
However, the Minister emphasized that anyone can exercise self-quarantine and that the right of owners to open or close any shop of their choice will not be affected by any party.
However, the Minister said that by continuing to provide essential services, the consumer will be able to continue to receive essential goods without any hindrance.
He further said that necessary steps have been taken to import essential goods that are not manufactured locally and to maintain the process of distribution of these goods throughout the country.
Owners and trade associations have taken steps to close shops in many cities due to the increasing Covid risk.