A special discussion was held at the Ministry of Agriculture today (31) among Bregadier (Mr) Nivunhella, new Commissioner General Essential Services appointed by H.E. the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksha, Chairman, Consumer Affairs Authority, Chairman and officials of the Paddy Marketing Board on hoarding of essential food items by businessman.
This meeting chaired by the Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was also attended by the State Minister of Consumer Affairs Lasantha Alagiyawanna, the Secretary and high ranking officials of that Ministry. The discussion was related to the issues such as prevailing shortage of essential food items, tactics resorted to by Racketeers to pretend that there is a shortage of essential food items in the country and as a government how to tackle that issues.
Media Secretary to the Hon. Minister