Two shiploads of cement arrive, Sri Lanka

Two shiploads of cement arrive, Sri Lanka
Published: 18 October 2007

Two ships carrying 120,000t of cement have arrived in Sri Lanka thus meeting the islandwide demand for cement in spite of the shortage created by errant traders concealing cement stocks.

Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs Minister Bandula Gunawardena told the Media yesterday that the high cement demand has been created in the country due to the massive construction work now in progress including building anicuts, bridges in the East under the ‘Eastern Reawakening Programme’ of the Government.

The Minister said many complaints have been made to the Consumer Affairs Authority regarding unfair trade including selling cement higher than Rs. 692 which is the fixed price.