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President directs to sell big onions, potatoes and rice for lower prices

President Maithripala Sirisena has directed relevant officials to import five metric tonnes of rice.

He has also instructed them to sell big onions, potatoes and rice for lower prices at CWE (Sathosa) outlets.

The President issued these directives during a meeting with government officials and ministers at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.

On Monday the President had instructed to impose a 100% levy on imported big onions to protect local onion farmers faced with difficulties to get fair for their harvest.

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