The ban on spice imports is an action of great importance by the President. It was a flourishing anti-national operation carried out by influential people. It was perfectly legal. It was alleged that a few Yahapalanaya politicos were involved.
This unpatriotic act hit the local spice farmers severely. My son is a pepper farmer who was adversely affected. Now there is a ray of hope obtaining fair prices.
There should be an investigation about the practices of these kingpins and firm measures taken to avoid repetition in the future.
J.K. Wijedasa Kandy