Dec 06, 2017

Maximum retail price on essential goods to reduce CoL

The Consumer Affairs Authority is to set a maximum retail price for several essential food items, said its Chairman Hasitha Tillakaratne.

Accordingly, coconut, dhal, imported potato and dried fish will have a maximum retail price stipulated.

Coconuts will be priced at Rs. 75 each, dhal at Rs. 130 per kilo while imported potatoes will be priced at Rs. 76 per kilo.

The Consumer Affairs Authority stated that a gazette notification including the maximum retail prices of these essential goods will be issued today (06).

This decision was taken by the Cost of Living Committee and was discussed yesterday (05) at the Cabinet meeting.