Sharp drop in vegetable prices

According to Peliyagoda Manning Public Market Association sources, the prices of vegetables at the Peliyagoda Manning Market have dropped sharply. “Accordingly, the wholesale average prices of most vegetables have decreased to around Rs. 100 per kilogramme,” the president of Peliyagoda Manning Public Market Association H.M. Upasena said.

By yesterday (27), the price of a kilo of beans had reduced to Rs.100. Until now, a kilo of beans was being sold for Rs. 400.Tomatoes are being sold at between Rs.150-180 per kilogramme, while carrots which were sold at Rs.450 are sold at between Rs.70-100 per kilogramme. 

Leeks are sold for Rs. 200 per kilo, while capsicums which cost about Rs. 700 a kilo are being sold at Rs.250 per kilo.

A kilo of brinjal is sold at between Rs. 100-120, while the price of a kilo of cabbage has come down from Rs. 300 to Rs. 50 per kilo.



by Daily News Sri Lanka

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