Kottu prices surge

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The All Ceylon Canteen Owners Association announced that the price of a ‘Kottu’ pack had increased by Rs 100 and other short eats such as rolls, parata and roti prices had increased by Rs 10-15.

Association chairman Asela Sampath said, the price increase was necessary due to the rise in wheat flour prices and the current shortage of wheat flour.

“The Government should impose a maximum retail price on these items and lower the price of essential items like gas,” he said.

Sampath requested that the price of foodstuff and other goods in rural areas should be the same as in urban areas.

BY Nabiya Vaffoor