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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2966

Budget price reductions gazetted tonight

Colombo, 20 February, (

The relief on essential items and cement, given by the recent interim budget is gazetted tonight 19 February. “We are implementing HE the President Maithripala Sirisena’s promise to give relief to consumers as announced by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in his recent interim budget” said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 19 February in Colombo.

Minister Bathiudeen was discussing with his officials on 19 February at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

Accordingly, Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka is gazetting on 19 February cement (ordinary Portland, Portland limestone and masonry cement) Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) at Rs 840.00 for 50Kg Bag.

Also gazetted are Bread (54.00 for 450 grams), White Sugar (unpacked) MRP at 90.00 per kg, Milk powder 400 Grams 325.00, (and 1 Kg at 810.00), Sustagen 400 grams tin MRP 1500.00, unpacked wheat flour 90.00 per Kg, green grams 280.00 per Kg, sprats Rs 525.00 per Kg, canned fish Rs 260.00 per 425 grams, coriander in crust form 348.00 per Kg, black grams (undu) 285.00 per Kg, maldive fish 1740.00 per Kg, turmeric not crust 265.00 per Kg, and chillies (crust) 350.00 per Kg.

- Asian Tribune -

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen
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