Coconut prices have seen a marked increase in Kurunegala and the suburbs.
A coconut is sold between Rs. 50 and Rs. 65 in the Kurunegala district.
Coconut pluckers have also increased their fee and demand between Rs. 60 and Rs. 70 per tree.
Meanwhile, villagers said there is an acute shortage of pluckers. Sources said coconut production has gone down due to large scale uprooting of trees to build houses an the partitioning of land into blocks. in case if this continues its a bad signal for some food processing companies like coco lanka and good for coconut owns estates like BALA,KGAL.