Vegetable prices fall at Dambulla Economic Center
Mon, Sep 6, 2021, 01:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Sept 06, Colombo: With the opening of the Dambulla Economic Center at 4 am today, the supply of vegetable and sales have risen and prices have been falling sharply, say traders at the Economic Center.
They say that with the arrival of large quantities of vegetables the day before, traders from various parts of the island have taken away the stocks of vegetables and today’s vegetable prices have come down.
Wholesale prices of vegetables sold at the Dambulla Economic Center have dropped by about 40 percent. However, the Economic Center has received more fruits today, especially bananas and grapes.
It is noteworthy that the Dambulla Economic Center received most of its stock of grapes from the Jaffna Peninsula today.
While a kilo of good quality grapes sells for 300 rupees, the wholesale price of a kilo of medium quality grapes is 200 rupees.
Traders from outskirts are showing more interest in buying Jaffna grapes and many traders have taken the medium quality grapes at 200 rupees a kilo.