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Sri Lanka: Sufficient rice in the market

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Another 59,000 metric tons of imported rice will be issued to the market. The Government has decided to import the stocks according to the existing demand during the festive season.

Measures were taken to import 44,000 metric tons of rice through the private sector during this week. The State Trading Corporation will import another 40,000 metric tons.

Fifteen thousand metric tons out of these would be arriving in the Colombo harbour on 28th Monday.

Secretary to the Finance Ministry P.B. Jayasundara said that with this the Market will be issued sufficient stocks.