Kekulu and Nadu rice more popular -Survey
Most people prefer Kakulu and Nadu rice while less than one-fifth of
the population prefer Samba rice according to a recent survey by the
Department of Censes and Statistics.
The household survey revealed that main three sectors of the society
urban, rural and Estate sectors consume more Kakulu and Nadu rice than
According to market sources the wholesale price of a Kilogramme of
samba dropped to Rs. 60 last week.
Leading rice millers released stocks to the market last week and the
wholesale price of samba dropped to Rs. 60 per kilogramme said a leading
rice dealer at the Pettah market.
Secretary, Trade, marketing Development Cooperatives and Consumer
services Dr. R. M. K. Ratnayake said that the drop in the wholesale
price was due to the Government stipulating the price on rice. The Food
Department also purchased red Kakulu and white Kakulu at Rs. 52 per kilo
from the Mannar and Vavuniya district last week, he said.