There is no need to import rice – says Minister; ban likely

There is no need to import rice – says Minister; ban likely

There is no need to import rice – says Minister; ban likely

Written by Staff Writer

17 Mar, 2015 | 7:57 am

The Ministry of Food Security says that says that importing rice  will be banned. Subject Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said that there is no need to import rice from other countries.

He further added that ministry will put a stop to rice importation, as there is no need to do so and we are trying to finish off the stocks that were imported by the previous government at a large cost. Also by allowing rice to be imported at a time there is no food scarcity, would destroy the local farmer.

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