Tensions flare opposite Medirigiriya Paddy Marketing Board Branch

Tensions flare opposite Medirigiriya Paddy Marketing Board Branch

Tensions flare opposite Medirigiriya Paddy Marketing Board Branch

Written by Staff Writer

18 Mar, 2016 | 1:07 pm

A tense situation was reported from opposite the Paddy Marketing Board Branch located in Mandalagiriya, Medirigiriya.

Farmers. who had been waiting in line for days opposite the Paddy Marketing Board Branch in Mandalagiriya to sell their harvest, were turned back on Thursday.

This was because the branch office was closed down. Following this state, a tense situation was reported.

When contacted, the Manager of the Paddy Marketing Borad for the Polonnaruwa District Nimal Ekanayake said that the reason for the closure was the storage facilities being filled up with previously purchased paddy.

The Paddy Marketing Board says that the reason for the closure was over a legal matter between the Board and the Regional Office.

However, the District Manager said that the Branch Office will  re-open on Monday.

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