The price of vegetables have increased by 100 percent at many economic centres across the island today.
Traders claim that a number of factors, including the curfew, and the fuel crisis contributed to the price increase.
The quantity of vegetables supplied to the Dambulla Economic Centre this morning also saw a significant drop.
The Manager of the Dambulla Economic Centre Christy Wijeratne said the Dambulla Economic Centre is mostly a wholesale trade centre adding that a significant drop has been witnessed in traders arriving from the Western Province.
He said in comparison to after the New Year period, there has been a significant drop in vegetable supplies leading to the increase in prices.
Wijeratne added 1.5-2 million kilograms of vegetables arrive at the Dambulla Economic Centre daily while only 300,000kg arrived today.
He claimed the market is stagnant, adding that if the fuel demand is met prices of vegetables will stabilise.