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The President says that there is no possibility of prevailing a short-age of rice in the local market at present.

President Maithripala Sirisena stresses that there is no shortage of rice in the local market at present. The president has convened a special meeting at the president's secretariat this morning to look into the current stocks of rice and future needs of the country. The president
President instructed the officials to look into the current stocks in ware houses and take measures to maintain stocks without any shortage.

The President also focused the attention to the difficulties faced by the consumer's as some vendors sell rice higher than the controlled prices. The president instructed the officials to take legal action against the errant traders. The officials pointed out the President that there are enough stocks n the market. Then the president instructed them to import rice both by estate sector and private sector to ease any possible shortage in future.