Tuesday, 02 April 2024 09:37

B onion importation incurs Rs 80 bilion loss for the government Featured

Startling revelations surfaced in Parliament regarding the exorbitant profits reaped by a select few businessmen who imported B onions over the past year.

Shockingly, it has come to light that these individuals have amassed profits exceeding Rs. 80 Billion.

It has been disclosed that the unlawful profit margin for a mere kilogram of onions stands at a staggering four thousand rupees.

Opposition MP Patali Champika Ranawaka, who chairs the Committee on Ways and Means delivered a significant update to the Parliament by presenting the second report committee.

"A kilogram of B Onions that reach the Port of Colombo for Rs. 92/- are sold in Orugodawatte for Rs. 365/-. When it reaches the market in Meepe, the price is Rs. 500/-. At the retail shop the price goes up to Rs. 700/-.

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