50,000 metric tons of rice from Myanmar
Sri Lanka will receive 50,000 metric tons of rice from Myanmar
Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Cooperative and Consumer
Affairs, Bandula Gunawardena who is now in Myanmar entered into an
agreement with the Myanmar government yesterday to provide 50,000 MT of
rice to Sri Lanka immediately. Director of Information Anusa Palpita
said that Myanmar had agreed to provide rice at the very favourable
price of US$ 400 per MT.
Sri Lanka will also receive two shipments totalling 32,000 MT of rice
from India and Pakistan shortly.