Prices of plain tea, lunch packs reduced

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All Island Canteen Owners’ Association (AICOA) announced its decision to reduce the price of a lunch packet and a cup of plain tea with effect from yesterday (9).

Accordingly, the price of a lunch packet was reduced by 10 per cent while the price of a plain tea was reduced to Rs 30. However, this price reduction of lunch packets will apply only for the price range above Rs 200. There will be no price reduction on the lunch packets sold at canteens.

AICOA President Asela Sampath noted that the decision was taken due to a price reduction of Litro Gas and the prices of certain food ingredients.

“The customers should be given the benefit of those price reductions because they are in a very difficult situation due to the economic crisis. The price reduction of lunch packets will apply only for the price range above Rs 200. There will be no price reduction on the lunch packets sold at the canteens.  Accordingly, the price of a lunch packet will be reduced by 10% and a cup of plain tea will be sold at Rs.30,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sampath noted that since the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) does not work to protect the rights of the consumer, AICOA has decided to start a ‘hotline’ via WhatsApp number 078 871 4726, where the consumers can complain about any restaurant or canteen which does not follow the said price revisions.

Further, he encouraged the customers to send a picture and the details of the restaurant which doesn’t follow the said decision, and the AICOA will brand the said restaurant is a member of the Black market mafia.

By Nabiya Vaffoor

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