Coconut prices soar

Prices of coconuts have gone by leaps and bounds in the Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts.

A coconut is priced at Rs. 80 and 90 at markets and low income people say that coconuts is now a luxury.

Meanwhile, many have been arrested in attempting to steal coconuts from state and private coconut estates in the provinces, Police said.

Coconut estate watchers have caught 86 persons attempting to steal coconuts from their estates and handed over them to police, a senior coconut planter in Bingiriya said.

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