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Paddy Marketing Board Chairman resigns, says decisions of ‘higher ups’ are against his conscience

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Chairman of Paddy Marketing Board Dr. Jatal Mannapperuma has resigned from the post. According to the News1st, Dr. Mannapperuma has tendered in his resignation to Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage yesterday (14). He has said that he felt the decisions of higher ups were felt ‘unwise’ and he could not, with a clear conscience, be happy with backing such imprudent decisions, News1st reported. The Paddy Marketing Board is responsible for the purchase, sale and supply of grain products and maintaining distribution activities. The Paddy Board must also ensure buffer stocks are maintained in order to ensure food security


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