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The move to raise the price of a loaf of bread is an attempt by the government to encourage people to switch to eating rice so as to assist the local paddy industry, trade unions alleged.

The National Trade Union Centre, in a press release today, said that the government had been urging the masses to switch to eating more rice and less bread and the move to raise the price of bread could be seen as an attempt to facilitate this exercise.

Chairman of the National Trade Union Centre K. D. Lalkantha said that if as claimed the price of bread was increased as a result of the rise in the cost of wheat flour then other bakery products will also see a price hike very soon. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • RAVANA Saturday, 11 September 2010 06:59 AM

    This is one good move by the govt. This would increase the price the paddy farmers get for their produce.

    shameer Saturday, 11 September 2010 07:39 AM

    now using the JVP brains, they must say is this a wrong strategy ????

    DHA Saturday, 11 September 2010 07:52 AM

    What next ? ......

    Royalist Saturday, 11 September 2010 08:00 AM

    So what is wrong with eating rice Mr. Lal Kantha?

    Lal Saturday, 11 September 2010 08:10 AM

    Then what about the tons and tons of rice which Bandula Gunawardena imported and got spoilt? Who is going to pay for that? The public again?

    Ahmed Nasser Saturday, 11 September 2010 08:29 AM

    Does this mean the price of rice will remain constant? The govt. will say to protect the farmers the price of rice should be increase. It is the habit that must be changed not the price!

    polkiccha Sunday, 12 September 2010 07:59 AM

    no they should bake rice cakes.

    polkiccha Sunday, 12 September 2010 08:08 AM

    Eat podi-maalu. and though vegetables face hikes they are not unaffordable.
    low country vegetables are more than affordable. good for your health too.
    eat leaves. great source of vitamins.
    Spinach, Water-spinach,joyweed and stuff. rather cheap too.

    polkiccha Sunday, 12 September 2010 08:11 AM

    in which town dear sir? i bought one from a super market last friday for around 35/-.
    And if apple is too expensive eat local fruit

    polkiccha Sunday, 12 September 2010 08:11 AM

    not as flat as your imagination.......

    Vishan Alvis Saturday, 11 September 2010 10:04 AM

    So I've been asked to eat rice....with what??? Dhal has gone up, Fish/Chicken is expensive, Vegetables face hikes between weeks!!!

    azath Saturday, 11 September 2010 10:39 AM

    Ya Good question Why not with some the fried mosquito very cheap !!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 11 September 2010 11:02 AM

    is there any way we can eat rice with a bit of Jam and Butter?

    Oyage sudu kella Saturday, 11 September 2010 11:12 AM

    Aiyo, I eat only pasta, so no prob.

    Holman Saturday, 11 September 2010 11:19 AM

    keliya neda.

    Surangi Saturday, 11 September 2010 11:33 AM

    Neither is good. Apples, grapes, oranges and all kinds of fruits are the best. Forget bread and rice. ha. ha.

    Smart Aleck Saturday, 11 September 2010 11:36 AM

    The Polonnaruwa Political Mudalalis will get richer.

    wijendra Saturday, 11 September 2010 12:09 PM

    They had import rice because traders his their rice stocks just before the election.

    xlntgson Sunday, 12 September 2010 11:18 AM

    Price control needed for rice and rice flour products, it will increase simultaneously.

    Delgoda Saturday, 11 September 2010 12:19 PM

    We are going back to Mrs. B time. Shows Sl is moving backwards.God save mother Lanka

    Abdul Razeen Saturday, 11 September 2010 12:27 PM

    What did you eat bread with then? Can't you eat rice with the same things?

    Babanis Saturday, 11 September 2010 12:30 PM

    The increase in price of gas. Was it to help the gas produces in Sri Lanka.

    Prasanna Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:19 PM

    Government has no right tell to people what to eat and not to eat. It’s completely people’s choice. Government’s duty is to keep the price under control

    gemba Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:31 PM

    Next they will increase the price of rice to halp bakery owners. Funny country and policy makers has no regards to the well being of general public

    Podi Guru Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:53 PM

    Let them eat cake. Woops! Cake is made with wheat flour. Oh, I suppose it could be made with rice flour, but it might be a bit flat..

    Podi Guru Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:55 PM

    One Chinese apple costs 50 rupees.

    Podi Guru Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:55 PM

    What do you think pasta is made from, Missy?

    bash Sunday, 12 September 2010 03:05 AM

    Next will be to eat red rice as per the Presidential family "salu" represents

    Bakamoona Saturday, 11 September 2010 06:50 AM

    Then what will happen to the bakers and their families ? Should they go and cultivate paddy ?


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