Written by Nathasha De Alwis
18 Oct, 2018 | 8:56 am
Colombo (News1st): Prices of vegetables continued to remain high in both Pettah and Dambulla markets yesterday (October 17) as a result of supply disruptions occurred due to heavy rain. The daily price report issued by CBSL showed a significant increase in the price of Beans and Brinjal in both markets.
Prices of carrots, cabbage, tomatoes and etc. were increased by more than 5% compared to the previous weeks’ average price in both markets.
Price of Kekulu Red was increased by 5% compared to the previous weeks’ average price in Pettah. Further prices of samba, nadu and kekulu white did not show any drastic change.
However, the prices of fish demonstrated mix movements in both Negombo and Peliyagoda markets. Hurulla in the Negombo market showed a price increase of 5% compared to last weeks average price, while the pices of Balaya, Paraw, Thalapath and Salaya showd a price decrease of 5%.
Meanwhile, the prices of Papaw increased in Pettah market due to low supply from Vavunia area. Further imported apples and oranges also showed a price increase of 5% compared to last week.
The reports showed over 5% price increase of local big onions and imported big onions in both Dambulla and Pettah markets. This is due to the low supply from Dambulla and India respectively.
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