Sri Lanka president calls for cold storage sites

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s president Mahinda Rajapaksa has asked the Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando, to provide cold storage facilities to the economic centres.

The move follows an oversupply of vegetables and the consequent wastage from several economic centres. Around 70-tonnes of vegetables were discarded in Dambulla’s economic centre alone recently as they could not be sold.

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