Written by Staff Writer
02 May, 2015 | 6:49 pm
The prices of vegetables at the Manning Market in Colombo saw a significant drop on Saturday May 2.
Traders at the Manning Market in Colombo say that this was an unexpected and sudden situation.With the extended holiday weekend, large stocks of vegetables had reached the Manning Market in Colombo and traders have found it difficult to sell their stocks.
Traders said that they thus decided to sell these vegetables at lower prices.
Chief Organiser of Manning Market Trade Union Anil Indrajith said that more lorries had arrived at the Manning Market in Colombo and that those who purchase 500 grams or one kilogramme will benefit the most.
A wholesale trader speaking to us said that they have excess stocks and might have to dispose most of them on Sunday.
Another wholesale trader speaking to us, noted that the prices are at a low that anyone can purchase a sufficient amount of vegetables because there is a two-day holiday.
Chairman of Manning Market Trade Union Lal Hettige said that the expectations of some was that the prices would reach high as farmers will be on holiday for the next two days. However, the prices did not increase but they decreased
The Manning Market Trade Union had decided to keep the market open until 8 p.m. on Saturday in order to sell most of the stocks of vegetables.
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