Restaurants to reduce prices of rice packet, plain tea

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The prices of a packet of rice and curry, and plain tea will be reduced in order to provide the public with the benefits of reduced fuel and LP gas prices, the National Organiser of All Ceylon Restaurant Owners’ Association, Asela Sampath said.

Sampath added that nearly 60 per cent of the country’s hotels were in the process of closing down. With the distribution of gas having recommenced, a significant number of hotels have reopened.

He also said the price of cooked foods could be reduced by 10 to 15 per cent. The official announcement regarding the price reduction of LP gas has been made, and the final decision regarding the price reduction of cooked foods will be made, he said.

By Naalir Jamaldeen