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The relief on essential items and cement, given by the recent interim budget will be gazetted tonight, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen said today.


“We are implementing President Maithripala Sirisena’s promise to give relief to consumers as announced by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in his recent interim budget,” the Minister said.   


Accordingly, the Consumer Affairs Authority is gazetting on February 19 the revised prices - cement (ordinary Portland, Portland limestone and masonry cement) Maximum Retail Price (MRP) Rs 840 per 50 Kg Bag. Also gazetted are Bread (54 for 450 grams), White Sugar (unpacked) at Rs. 90 per kg, Milk powder 400 Grams 325 (and 1 Kg at 810), Sustagen 400 grammes tin Rs. 1500, unpacked wheat flour 90 per Kg, green gram Rs. 280 per Kg, sprats Rs 525 per Kg, canned fish Rs 260 per 425 grams, coriander in crust form Rs. 348 per Kg, black gram (undu) 285 per Kg, maldive fish 1740 per Kg, turmeric uncrust 265 per Kg and chillies (crust) 350 per Kg.
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  • sasi Friday, 20 February 2015 12:44 PM

    yesterday i received the Electricity Bill. I shocked there was not discount as previous bills. I am not sure whether is was an error

    hiran Gunawardena Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:31 PM

    Yeah right they keep printing money to subsidise these reductions till election via DM Android App

    Bala Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:42 PM

    Why does not the govt explain that these reductions were by way of duty reduction. Rice

    Prem Nath Friday, 20 February 2015 12:57 PM

    Citizens,enjoy your wind fall. (Only till after elections,read the midnight gazette then.

    Azee Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:25 PM

    Maldive Fish is a super luxury item. Can someone explain its exorbitant cost and beyond reach of common people via DM Android App

    gobbaya Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:49 PM

    hiran....you are a hypocrite..when MR do it its for the love of the people when MS do it its printing money..... via DM Android App

    OMG Friday, 20 February 2015 02:23 PM

    It looks you are one of those few who was scavenging off the previous regime. There is no need to print more money. The exchange rate is stable.

    unity Friday, 20 February 2015 04:38 AM

    stupid hiran via DM Android App

    akivin Friday, 20 February 2015 11:25 AM

    good work by siri modi Govt


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