Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Prof. Ujith K Jayasinghe says the Ministry cannot intervene and reduce vegetable prices.
Speaking to media in Kandy Jayasinghe said the Ministry hopes to provide concessions to farmers after promptly solving the fertiliser crisis.
He said prices increase based on market developments.
Prof. Jayasinghe added farmland was recently affected due to the inclement weather experienced over the island.
He noted that a consistent vegetable supply is required adding the government too hopes to address their issue at the earliest.