Chairman of the All Ceylon Joint Economic Centres Aruna Shantha Hettiarachchi says the price of vegetables will increase due to the increase in transport fares following the fuel price revision.
He said the price of a kilogram of vegetables will increase by Rs.10 than the current price.
Speaking to media at the Nuwara-Eliya Special Economic Centre Hettiarachchi said the increase in fuel prices will affect the transportation of vegetables.
He claimed that during the Christmas period last year 200,000-300,000kg of vegetables were sent out from Nuwara-Eliya while the quantity has dropped to 35,000-40,000kg this year, which is the usual quantity sent out during any ordinary month.
Hettiarachchi stated that farmers are preparing for the next season, charging that a decision has not been reached regarding fertiliser by the government.