US$ 5 million released to clear essential commodities

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released US$ 5 million to clear the containers of essential commodities stranded at the Colombo Port.

The Trade Ministry said a total of US$ 14 million was required to release all stranded containers.

The remaining amount of funds is expected to be issued by the Central Bank by today, the Ministry said further.

The Central Bank recently submitted a report to the Trade Ministry containing details of the stranded items of importers of essential items. It is reported that around 1,000 containers carrying essential food items including rice, sugar, dhal and potatoes are still held at the Colombo Port due to the shortage of US dollars in the country.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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