According to the CCB, measures were underway since yesterday (22) to sell coconuts to the general public in Colombo and Colombo suburbs using mobile vehicles, at a price of Rs. 60.
State minister of Coconut, Kithul, Palmyrah, and Rubber Cultivation Promotion and Related Industrial Product Manufacturing & Export Diversification - Arundika Fernando said that coconuts will not be imported under any circumstances.
A few days back, the minister splashed headlines after addressing the media from a coconut tree.
Noting that the country is facing a shortage of 700 million coconuts, the State Minister added that the main reason for the shortage is the high demand for local industries and domestic consumption.
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