Drumstick or murunga, a favorite among locals is in plenty at this time of the  year, particularly in the dry zone.

Murunga , the scientific name of which is  Moringa oleifera is cooked in a variety of ways and is also used in Ayurveda medicine and is highly rated for both its nutritional  and medicinal value.

Some muruga farmers were seen at the Dambulla Economic Center today carrying their  bundles of murunga to be sent to different part of the country while road side vendors too have been selling murunga collected from their home gardens by the roadside.

Waiting to sell their produce
A roadside muruga seller