The price of a 450g loaf of bread will be increased by Rs. 4 with effect from midnight tonight as a result of the government re-imposing the duty of Rs 10 per kilogram on wheat grain imported into the country, Chairman of the All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association, N.K. Jayawardena said.
Prima had earlier raised its flour prices by Rs.10.50 a kilo due to the government withdrawing the tax concessions. Consequently a kilo of Prima flour had been raised from Rs. 63 to Rs. 73.50.
The price of a packet of 400g powdered milk was also increased last week by Rs. 19 and a kilo pack by Rs. 48 (LP)