There is no rice mafia. There is only a price increase of around 10 rupees - Siripala Gamlath

There is no rice mafia. There is only a price increase of around 10 rupees - Siripala Gamlath

14 January 2021 11:30 am

State Minister of Mahaweli Siripala Gamlath says that there is no rice mafia in the country and at present, a kilo of paddy is bought at around 60 rupees and a kilo of Nadu rice is sold at 110 rupees.

Minister Siripala Gamlath made this statement when inquired by journalists in Kandy yesterday (13) regarding a statement made by the Minister of Agriculture that there is a rice mafia.

Minister Siripala Gamlath is also the head of the well known rice business "Nipuna".