Turmeric powder and turmeric on wooden background. Photo: Shutterstock Turmeric powder and turmeric on wooden background. Photo: Shutterstock
Turmeric powder and turmeric on wooden background. Photo: Shutterstock

In Sri Lanka, turmeric is being exchanged for gold on the black market

  • Demand for the spice, believed to have immunity-boosting qualities, has skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic
  • This comes as the government last December cut off the imports of many spices to support local producers – a move it will not back down from

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Turmeric powder and turmeric on wooden background. Photo: Shutterstock Turmeric powder and turmeric on wooden background. Photo: Shutterstock
Turmeric powder and turmeric on wooden background. Photo: Shutterstock
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