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The whole sale prices of potatoes and big onions decline.

The media spokesman of essential commodities importers and traders Hemaka Fernando says, in relevant to previous week the whole sale prices of Big onions and potatoes have declined. The price of a kilo of imported potatoes has been recorded as 85 rupees ,while local potatoes recorded 95 rupees per kilo. The local big onions are sold at 60 to 75 rupees per kilo in whole sale market. Meantime deputy agriculture director in Matale Kusum Senevirathne, said that the bad weather has affected the cultivation of local big onions. She is expected to provide a report on the subject to the agricultural ministry. The expected harvest of big onions in Matale is 23,000 metric tons , but this expectation cannot be met upon, She said.

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