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Sri Lanka to import rice to combat shortages

Sri Lanka will immediately import 200,000 metric tons of rice from India, Pakistan and Myanmar confirmed the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Friday.

The Sri Lankan government has also commenced government level talks on the possibility of purchasing rice from Thailand.

The latest announcement comes after the Ministry of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on Monday said that the country was not facing any shortage in rice stocks.

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