Prices of ten essential items fixed – Bandula
By Buddhika Samaraweera
Minister of Trade, Dr. Bandula Gunawardana, said over ten essential items will be provided to the public at fixed prices for six months, starting from 1 February.
He said any change in prices will only be due to new taxes or a change in foreign exchange rates.
He also said proposals for the programme have already been called from local manufacturers and direct importers and they can be submitted till 22 January. Speaking to the Media, Dr. Gunawardana further said plans are now afoot to provide these items to customers at fixed prices through Lanka Sathosa and Co-operative branches.