Central Bank releases USD 5 million to clear the containers

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released USD 5 million to clear the containers of essential commodities stranded at the Colombo Port.

According to the Ministry of Trade a total of USD 14 million is required to release such stranded containers.

The Ministry also said the remaining amount of funds is expected to be issued by the Central Bank by next Monday.

It is reported that nearly a thousand containers carrying essential food items including rice, sugar, dhal and potatoes are still held at the Colombo Port due to the shortage of US dollars in the country.

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