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Govt. to export rice to Africa

The government is considering exporting rice to Africa despite facing a rice shortage in the country earlier this year.

The President’s office said that African leaders had requested Sri Lanka to export rice to their countries.

“Excess rice in Sri Lanka can be exported to African countries. The President directed the relevant authorities to take necessary measures in this regard,” the President’s office said today.

Directions were given to authorities to control any hike in essential items during the upcoming festival season while preventing any shortage of essential goods in the local market.

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