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As soon as salt formed in a lewaya, I had to arrange, through the Salt
Superintendent and the Chief Headmen, for its collection. The collectors had to
be recruited from the villages and they often had to come considerable distances.
After collection I had to arrange for the transport of the salt from the lewaya to the
Government salt stores at Hambantota or Kirinda. After tenders had been called
for, this was done on contract at so much per ton by contractors in Hambantota ...
Eventually with great difficulty and a certain amount of pressure I induced him to
enter into a contract to remove 10,000 cwts. a month until all the salt on this side
of the lewaya is removed. As he will probably pay the carters about Rs. 1-50 a ton
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