SATHOSA has limited the number of coconuts purchased in a row. Accordingly, one person can only purchase three coconuts from any SATHOSA outlet.
The restriction was revealed by Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena during the briefing held on announcing Cabinet decisions, stating that the decision has been taken given that SATHOSA sells coconut for Rs. 75, when it is sold for Rs. 90 at the market.
The Minister added that it is mandatory to purchase other items when purchasing rice and that there is no opportunity to purchase only rice. As rice is being sold at low prices through the SATHOSA, restrictions have been imposed to prevent racketeers from stockpiling rice, he noted.
Every commodity sold at SATHOSA are of lower prices than the regular market, the Trade Minister further added.