Prices of wheat flour, cement & canteen products upped

Prices of a 1kg wheat flour and a bag of 50kg cement has been increased with immediate effect, suppliers say.

A spokesman from the Serendib Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd has told media that they have increased the price of a 1 kg of wheat flour by Rs. 10 from today (11).

Meanwhile, a spokesman from the Sanstha Cement Corporation has said, the price of 50kg cement bag by Rs.93 from midnight yesterday.

Accordingly, one bag of cement, which was earlier Rs.1,005, will now be sold at Rs. 1,098.

However, the price increase for the above commodities is to be officially announced today.

Canteen products also upped

Meanwhile, the All Island Canteen Owners’ Association (AICOA) is to increase the prices of lunch packet, fried rice, kottu and a cup of milk tea by Rs.10 from tomorrow.

AICOA Chairman Asela Sampath had told the ‘Daily Mirror’ that the price of plain tea remains at Rs.25.

“With the massive increase in the price of gas, the price of a lunch packet should be increased by Rs.30, but considering the precarious situation of the people, the AICOA has decided to increase the prices by Rs.10,” he had said.

(Excerpts : Daily Mirror)

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