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Bread price rises to Rs.59

21 March 2016 04:20 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The price of a 450g loaf of bread was increased by Rs 4 with effect from effect from midnight. Accordingly the new price of a loaf would be about Rs 59.

All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association President N K Jayawardene told the Daily Mirror that they decided to increase the bread prices following the rise in price of white flour last week.

“We did not want to increase the prices last week as it was Consumer Week and now we have decided to do so,” he said.

However, Mr. Jayawardene said the association had not decided to increase the price of other bakery products but had given the bakery owners a free hand to decide on their own.

“We have told the bakery owners that they could increase the price of other products passing on the least possible burden to the people,” he said.

He said the white flour supplies should take the blame for the inconvenience, which the people might face in the wake of a price increase as they had immediately passed the burden on the bakery owners, when the Government imposed a tax on flour.

The Government, according to him, had decided to impose an import tax as the price of wheat flour had decreased in the global market. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • ANTON Monday, 21 March 2016 04:43 PM


    poraa Monday, 21 March 2016 04:45 PM

    Danena sanipe.... it will be Rs.55 mokada one rupee will not give no change....

    Lakminiha Monday, 21 March 2016 05:31 PM

    Where can we lodge complaints against those who sell it higher than the stipulated price via DM Android App

    sss Monday, 21 March 2016 06:59 PM

    Mrs B says - cake kapalla

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 21 March 2016 07:24 PM

    What about my bread and Pol sambol ? Add to this the coconuts smashed by the Joint Opposition.

    Sharon Monday, 21 March 2016 07:34 PM

    Are we in the Yahapalana regime It was promised to reduce the prices if I am not mistaken. via DM iOS App

    Sharon Monday, 21 March 2016 07:34 PM

    Are we in the Yahapalana regime It was promised to reduce the prices if I am not mistaken. via DM iOS App

    saman Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:01 AM

    Soon the dentist would open his mouth and say, eating bread is bad for you people! Just a reminder people, this yahapaalana gang came in to power vowing to reduce prices on essential food items.

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