Mill owners agree to sell rice at concessionary prices during festive season
Posted in Local News
The retail price of Nadu and Samba has been reduced from tonight, the Finance Ministry said.
The decision was reached during a meeting held with large-scale rice mill owners at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (10).
As such, a kilogram of Nadu rice has been reduced to Rs.98 and a kilogram of Samba rice had been reduced to Rs.98.
Issuing a statement, the ministry said that consumers will be able to purchase rice at concessionary prices without any shortage during the festive season as per the decision of the rice mill owners.
King Vessnthara and his family (of mill owners ) seem to have been reborn in this beautiful and resplendent Island of SRI Lanka. How else can we explain the sudden change of mind to sell their stock at concessionary rate ? Let us pray they keep their word for many more moons.
I am sorry I made a big blunder in my reference to King Vessanthara in my earlier blog. We Buddhists all know that King Vessanthara was born for the last time as Prince Siddhartha and later attained Buddhahood never to be born again.
I admit my reference to King Vwssanthara is a misconception. It may be some other family.