Pakistan and Myanmar have consented to supply 55, 000 MT of rice to Sri Lanka instantly to beat any conceivable rice lack in the local market.

The four-part group of authorities that traveled to Pakistan and Myanmar returned yesterday (14) and met the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen. The group was driven by Secretary of Ministry of Industry and Commerce Chinthaka Lokuhetti.

“After this effective visit, obviously there will be no more rice deficiencies in the residential markets-or even any probability of it. A few components in the market are attempting to make a simulated deficiency”, the Minister said.

As per an official, Pakistan has consented to supply 25000 MT quickly. No last cost has been cited yet however once the last cost is concurred, they will be dispatched from Pakistan toward the beginning of August. Pakistan is likewise prepared to supply some more rice amount by September. Myanmar is prepared to supply another 30,000 MT instantly and its last cost as well, to be concurred.