Oct 02, 2017

‘Coloured’ coconuts at a Rs. 65 price from today Featured

The Coconut Cultivation Board says its lorries will today (02) start selling coconuts at a price of Rs. 65 per coconut.

Chairman of the Board Kapila Yakandawala said steps would also be taken to prevent errant traders from buying from these lorries to sell at high prices.

Colourings not harmful to health would be used to colour these coconuts to prevent re-selling.

He said a person can buy a maximum of 10 coconuts from these mobile outlets that will function in Colombo and suburbs in the mornings.

The areas covered will be Avissawella Road from Nugegoda, Kesbewa Road from Kohuwala, Galle Road from Wellawatte, Nawagamuwa Road from Malabe, Kandy Road from Kiribathgoda and Negombo Road from Peliyagoda.

Soon, the CWE will be supplied with the coconuts to sell at this price.

In certain areas, the current prices range between Rs. 80 and Rs. 100 per coconut.