Govt will stop undue price increases -Arundika Fernando
By Faadhila Thassim
The Government does not have to be submissive to the rice mafia operating in the country and the rice industry should be nationalised if required. Rice should be given to the public at a low price, State Minister Arundika Fernando said.
Critcising the increase in the price of wheat flour, Fernando said the decision was unacceptable and is an additional burden on consumers while promising that the Government will take necessary action if any unfair price increases of commodities were made to earn a larger profit.
Multinational companies importing commodities including milk powder importers and wheat flour importers have gained huge profits over the recent past and are not supporting the Government during difficult times, he said.
He said these companies were not providing relief to consumers while adding that the Government will put an end to unfavorable increases in the price of goods.