Price control for the New Year

3 March 2010 04:30 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Indika Sri Aravinda

The government has decided not to increase the price of essential items before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena told Daily Mirror online. He added that tax benefits have been given to importers to control the price of goods.

Further, at a meeting headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the Cost Of Living it was decided not to increase the price of Gas and Milk as requested by the respective companies because it would have an adverse effect on other goods and items. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 15

  • Wednesday, 03 March 2010 12:40 PM

    Watch the fireworks after the new year with sky rockets and all that to catch up the losses. Election Gundu till April 8th.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 01:19 PM

    They dont care about the sinhala new year they only care about the Election Victory...well srilankans will swallow this rope wholesale for sure.................

    Thursday, 04 March 2010 09:25 AM

    No NOt new Year - but the elections

    Thursday, 04 March 2010 09:26 AM

    How stupid Sri Lankans are. They vote for their bellies only and all governments take people for a ride.

    Thursday, 04 March 2010 10:07 AM

    really good news. come on you simple half wits from the villages, lets vote mahinda aiya's regime into power with a 2/3 majority.

    Thursday, 04 March 2010 10:13 AM

    Those who believe in Bandula's utterances, are FOOOOOLS.

    Thursday, 04 March 2010 10:50 AM


    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 06:30 PM

    What "Badumila" Gunawardene is saying is that they will control the prices until the election is over, allow people to celebrate new year, and then, let the prices 'sky rocket,' with a big bang! By then, they would have all made it to Parliament, to enjoy the subsidized food.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 10:21 AM

    They are telling us indirectly to expect prices of goods to skyrocket after the New Year.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 10:47 AM

    so that means after the new year( after elections) there will be an increase in prices....??? Lankawata Suba Anagathayak..

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 10:22 PM

    THE NEWS SHOULD HAVE BEEN: "President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided not to increase the price of Gas and Milk on the Cost Of Living because it would affect the fotrhcoming parliamentary election." RIGHT ? ? ?

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 11:23 AM

    Bring out the Kiri Bath and the Rabanas! Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we .......!

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 11:49 PM

    Trim the extraordinary facilities given to parliamentarians and ministers. After all, they are there to serve the people - not to enjoy luxury lifestyles, by further 'squeezing' the 'hand-to-mouth' living standards of the common people.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 11:28 AM

    What about after the new year

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 12:00 PM

    Now What?

    It would have an adverse effect on election results?

    You follow me I will be right behind you...

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