The leader of the opposition revealed in the parliament about a ‘karunka’ racket that is being re-exported in violation of the law.
The leader of the opposition said that the cultivation of areca nut palm is an activity that thousands of people in this country are engaged and 20,000 metric tons of nuts are produced per year, of which about 4,000 metric tons are exported.
The opposition leader said that there is a possibility of exporting 4000 tons to the Indian market through the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement and a certificate of origin will be provided for that. opposition leadr emphasized in Parliament today.
Because of this, serious injustice is being done to local producers, so attention should be paid to it, and products produced in a low quality may result in them being blacklisted, so proper standards for exporting nuts should be ensured, he exclaimed.