Chef Pabilis Silva appeals to the public !

Pabilis Silva, the Chief Chef of the Mount Lavinia Hotel, urges the public to refrain from wasting cooked food. He said about 60 percent of food in many hotels and homes is still wasted. Meanwhile, it is reported that the number of traders visiting the Dambulla Special Economic Zone to buy vegetables has decreased by 80 percent. Vegetable prices have also risen sharply. The wholesale price of a kilo of tomatoes was Rs. 600, It is said that a kilo of beans sells for Rs. 550 and most vegetables including fennel, eggplant and bitter gourd sell for as high as Rs. 300 a kilo today.

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