Jun 15, 2018

Racket to steal Lankan pepper at sea

Information has surfaced about a racket where prime Sri Lankan pepper, which is considered the best in the world, is being mixed with low quality pepper.

Endorsing this information the Agriculture Minister said that this racket takes blasé onboard a ship and the low quality pepper is brought from Bangladesh and mixed with the high quality Sri Lankan pepper.

The minister noted that the CID had been entrusted with conducting of investigations into this racket which is destroying the reputation earned by Sri Lanka for its high quality standard pepper.

 The minister made this revelation during the meeting with Namal Karunaratne, the head of the National Organization of the All-island Farmers Federation and several other representatives, on measures that should be taken for the upliftment of the agriculture sector.



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