Feb 16, 2021

Govt. to halt brown sugar imports Featured

A decision has been reached to halt the importation of brown sugar, the State Ministry of Development of Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Betel Production and Promotion of Allied Products and Export said.

The annual sugar requirement of the country stands at 600,000 MT, while 120,000 MT of the total requirement is brown sugar, State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura noted.

The government expects to reduce the annual cost for sugar importation, which stands at Rs. 40 billion, he added.