Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena says unlimited stocks of rice will be imported until prices come down in the market.
Speaking to media in Colombo, Minister Gunawardena said the Minister of Finance has granted permission even for the private sector to import rice stocks.
The Minister said the first stock of imported Nadu rice had been distributed to Lanka Sathosa outlets across the country.
He said each customer can purchase five kilograms of Nadu rice.
The Trade Minister said a kilogram of Nadu rice will be sold at Rs.99 per kilogram.
He said they are hoping to maintain the prices until the 31st of December at Sathosa outlets.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena noted they have allowed unlimited imports until the 31st of December.
He noted therefore they expect rice prices to come down during the next two to three weeks.