Agriculture Minister MahindanandaAluthgamage states,
Paddy purchasing for Yala season at Ampara store complex of the Paddy Marketing Board was inspected by the Agriculture Minister.
‘’The store complex has, already been filled which is proof that farmers are highly interested to sell their paddy harvest to the Government. The govern,ent’s decision to buy paddy harvest at the field has been came in for praise by farmers. 10% of the paddy harvest islandwide has already been reaped and harvest are being brought to all PMB stores landwide. Paddy Marketing Board Officials have been instructed to buy paddy at guaranted price on cash payment. Moisture paddy too will be purchased this time.