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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2831

Government reiterates guaranteed price for rice comes in to forces from today

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 18 April, ( Secretary to the ministry of trade R.M.K Rathnayaka reiterates that the government declared guaranteed price for rice comes in to forces from yesterday. According to gazette notification, the maximum retail price for a kilo of samba rice is 70 rupees. For a kilo of Naddu rice, the guaranteed price is 65 rupees. The maximum retail prices for a kilo of red and white Kakulu rice are 65 and 55 rupees respectively.

The consumer authority requests the general public to inform of any instances of selling rice above the guaranteed price to the telephone number 011-2 321 696.

The ministry says failure to display prices and making statements to misguide the consumer are regarded as offences that could be punished under the consumer protection act.

Commissioner of co-operative development A.P.G Kithsiri says all cooperatives sell rice according to the guaranteed prices declared by the government.

President of the Pettah and fort businessmen’s association S.Sami says his association complies with the orders of the government regarding the prices of rice.

- Asian Tribune -

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