Mar 24, 2020

No shortage of wheat flour - Prima

Prima Ceylon (Private) Limited (PCL), the primary producer and supplier of wheat flour in the country, has assured that there was no shortage of stocks.

As the Covid-19 fears are gripping the country, the company reassures the public and the government that it is fully prepared to continue an uninterrupted supply and that they have sufficient stock to meet the national domestic consumption for a period of 03 months.

Even in the event of more stringent measures being adopted within the country, with the cooperation of the Government, Prima says it has the ability to ship flour through its road, rail, and sea distribution network.

This will ensure the continuous supply of flour for the country to consumers, as well as for bakeries and other flour-based industries. Therefore, no shortage of wheat flour is envisaged during this period in the country.

The company further adds that proactive measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the virus at all Prima offices and their production facility.

It also reiterates its commitment to national food security and extends its fullest co-operation towards the Government, to ensure the people of Sri Lanka have adequate supplies of wheat flour for their daily consumption.