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Cabinet paper for certified pepper prices

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says he will be submitting a cabinet paper to ensure a certified price for the local pepper produce and to purchase it by the government.

He revealed the details at a meeting at his ministry with representatives of the Samastha Lanka Govijana Sammelanaya today (17).

Accordingly, a Rs. 900 per kilo certified price will be announced for the export quality pepper he said.

Twenty-two purchasing centers will be set up in Ratnapura, Matale, Moneragala, Hambantota and Kurunegala districts to buy 5,000 tons.

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