Food prices in Jaffna drop after arrival of Indian goods

[TamilNet, Friday, 12 January 2007, 03:51 GMT]
When the essential food items arrived from India entered the open Market Thursday, the prices of potatoes, Tomatoes, chilies and other itmes dropped dramatically, some reaching the normal prices that existed before the closure of A9 on 11 August, sources in Jaffna said.

A Jaffna based businessperson who was earlier importing cement from India direct to Jaffna before the closure of A9 road, has organized the shipment, sources said.

The ship named ‘Hund’ anchored Wednesday at Point Pedro harbor and unloading of food items is continuing.

Jaffna residents said a kilo of potatoes has dropped to Rs.100 from Rs. 1000.


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