Paddy Purchase inaugural Ceremony in Yala Season 2016 was held in Warawewa Rajanganaya farming States under the patronage of Minister of Rural Economic Affairs, Hon. P. Harrison on 22 August 2016.
Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board M.B. Dissanayake, Galgamuwa Provisional Council member Mr Mohan Perera and several minister were participated the event.
Paddy Metric Ton 120,00 will be purchased for Yala Season by Nadu at Rs. 38 per kilo, Samba Rs.41.00 per kilo, keeri samba Rs.50.00 per kilo.
The Minister of Rural Economic Affairs revealed that Rs. 4600Mn will be spent on paddy purchasing and also he mentioned that there are 50 paddy purchasing centers and 50 stores at Ampara, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Hambantota are opened for paddy purchasing. Further, Hon. Minister Emphasis that another 240 stores will be opened for paddy purchasing