Minister Bandula Gunawardana says that purchasing of big onions from farmers by the Sathosa at a rate of 130 rupees for a kilogram will commenc from tomorrow. During a media briefing today at his ministry the minister said necessary instructions have been given to the sathosa chairman. The government has reduced the tax on four essential goods. The special import tax on dhal, sugar, canned fish and big onions has been reduced up to 25 cents. The trade minister said that 421 sathosa outlets island wide are prepared to pass on the benefit of tax reduction to the consumers.
- The national mosquito eradication week has commenced.
- Public is requested to inform the ministry of environment or the minister if an environmental destruction takes place.