Bread prices go up too

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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)

  Comments - 20

  • jeena Thursday, 24 June 2010 04:50 AM

    bread is not good for your health. Eat Rice !!!!

    xlntgson Friday, 25 June 2010 10:07 AM

    To follow the loan providing nations' conditions the govt. removed the subsidy. Westernization is inevitable and the donor nations are all but one from the West except Japan that too in the western hold like India. GSP+ is considered for this reason; it is a western tool which would bind all the interests to the western political pressure and culture. Nothing new all in the foot steps of the crossed over UNP pundits; UPFA lacks originality.

    Mohamed Shafraz Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:34 AM

    Correct deciton, Ministers and MPs needs Cars not flour,bread or Milk

    nsk Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:36 AM

    bread have become a luxury item lol!!!!!!!! very soon it will go to 100 rupees.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Roshan Thursday, 24 June 2010 06:57 AM

    Stupid reason, just to increase rice consumption they have reimposed the duty on flour, then what is the reason to reduce the tax on Vehicles?

    sandman Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:07 AM

    Find appetizing cars, electronic items and mobile phones to eat, since u would be soon not able to afford decent food.

    roshan raz Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:11 AM

    ha ha ha .... this is called economic growth. gas gone up, flour gone up, rice gone up, milk powder gone up, now bread going up, minister's salary gone up . sky is the limit .

    Navarathna NWSD Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:21 AM

    I would like to know flour which is going to use for making bread tonight is imported today or earlier. If earlier How can increase the price of bread for old flour.Isn't it ??

    arasoysa Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:39 PM

    Unfortunately, citzens' pay packets do not 'increase'!

    arasoysa Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:41 PM

    A proud 'father,' rewarding the poor sons of 'his' nation, in a 'great' way?

    # Ahamed Thursday, 24 June 2010 07:15 AM

    do or die for the bread mahainda chindana.

    N.C.Wijeratne Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:57 PM

    So, a poor man cannot even buy a pound of bread?

    ranjith Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:48 AM

    nawa sri lankawak.. Suba anagathayak

    Hadi Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:09 PM

    Mary Antoinette said "if you don't have bread, eat cake."

    Angel Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:04 AM

    Please reduce the prices of the foods, not the other things.

    garawi Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:57 PM

    Remove the 'Prima' monopoly, and the problem will be over!

    Gemba Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:10 AM

    Nevermind- we can eat cars instad.

    Lokumalli Wednesday, 23 June 2010 12:16 PM

    Good question!

    bugger Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:30 AM

    Eat cake instead

    Freedom Thursday, 24 June 2010 03:09 AM

    i think they will increase the bread tax buy another 50% ..to cover the vehicle tax...


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