The prices of vegetables at present are being skyrocketed due to a number of reasons, revealed Chairman of Economic Centre Traders Association U.B. Ekanayake.
The daily supply of 2 – 2.5 million kilograms of vegetables in Dambulla has declined to 07 – 08 million kilograms, mainly because the supply has failed to meet the demand, leading to a surge in the prices.
The adverse weather conditions hence are also contributing to the crisis in the vegetable market in Dambulla, revealed Ekanayake.
The price of a kilo of upcountry vegetables such as beans, carrots and leeks has increased to Rs. 250 – 350, while the price of low country vegetables, over Rs. 150, he added.