The All-Ceylon Farmers’ Federation claims the government imposed control price on rice is not being enforced in the market.
Speaking at a media briefing in Kurunegala, National Organiser of the Federation Namal Karunaratne said large scale mill owners are issuing rice stocks to the market at higher prices.
He said a certain rice mill owner was found to be selling a kilogram of rice at Rs.270, and charged a Parliamentarian of selling a kilogram of rice at Rs.250.
Karunaratne said the owners admitted to purchasing a kilogram of paddy at Rs.117.
Karunaratne said according to accepted price formulas, a kilogram of rice can be sold for Rs.207.
He questioned why rice mill owners were exploiting the public.