Request to increase milk powder prices

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All milk powder companies have requested to increase their prices, Minister of Trade Johnston Fernando said today.

“All the milk powder companies have been appealing to increase their prices since October and the local companies like Maliban have appealed to the Government since they were making losses,” Minister Fernando said.

However he said that discussions are underway between the ministry and those milk powder companies with regard to their request. The Minister previously said that they had managed to, so far keep the milk powder prices from increasing despite the escalating prices of goods like coconut. (SR)

  Comments - 36

  • KHKaru Friday, 21 January 2011 04:14 PM

    Feel sorry for you, JF. After Chicken 'n Eggs, now the milk powder mafia is trying to lynch you !

    Anemagekata Saturday, 22 January 2011 10:25 AM

    Rains doused the paanpiti terrorism. I wonder what will it take to douse the kiripiti terrorism.

    puchi Friday, 21 January 2011 04:28 PM

    ane deviyaneeeeeeee

    suwantha Friday, 21 January 2011 04:41 PM

    u can produce good milk.becourse you have a good dairy farm.

    suwantha Friday, 21 January 2011 04:42 PM

    you are boasting not working.

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 21 January 2011 05:06 PM

    Its hard to believe maliban going at a loss...

    BERTY Saturday, 22 January 2011 10:45 AM

    Hai Jhonny,

    You are JOLLY:
    Keep everything up.

    Words - You are great
    Deeds- ?????????

    Answer Friday, 21 January 2011 05:17 PM

    Wow Mr. minister is working very heard for the public for all eatable items eggs,chicken,onion and NOW on MILK POWDER.. Up next is what? MR.Minister

    mohamed Friday, 21 January 2011 05:17 PM

    Our beloved minister is developing the country with his smilish style. Ape Rata is GODDA Tamai..keep it up

    Amal Perera Friday, 21 January 2011 06:05 PM

    Yes, Yes, They're not 'දන්සල්'s as claimed by the former minister!

    meranchi Friday, 21 January 2011 06:21 PM

    why are you waiting for allowed them to increase

    King Nut Friday, 21 January 2011 06:28 PM

    up to grade 9, nothing can do..waste time

    YP Friday, 21 January 2011 09:12 PM

    First to row.......

    C.K. Lankaputhra Saturday, 22 January 2011 12:55 AM

    Soon the prices of milk powder will be definitely increased, no doubt about it, and the minister performs very well to make the people understand what Mahinda Chinthanaya is.

    Tony Saturday, 22 January 2011 12:59 AM

    Everything will go up after the LG elections.The ministers comments are only an eyewash.

    winns Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:53 AM

    Please Jonny Import from kerala India.

    lakmal Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:56 AM

    what a dilemma

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 22 January 2011 02:08 AM

    Dear Jonson uncle. Election situation is very bad. Please postpond to March.

    bash Saturday, 22 January 2011 03:39 AM

    This minister is talking like a child,,, why don't you act like a grown up... or is he thinking that we are children?

    mranchi Saturday, 22 January 2011 03:44 AM

    that is main reason

    NAIDE Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:14 AM

    HE IS ADEPT AT ACCEDING TO SUCH REQUESTS AND PASSING WOOL OVER THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE.

    ff Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:29 AM

    Toward Miracle???

    mohamed arus Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:41 AM

    Hinaa paan rata kanawa

    dwight Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:43 AM

    please show your colours by importing milk from kerala or anywhere. digatama honda hodda neda.

    weerasuriya Saturday, 22 January 2011 02:54 PM

    Why consumers can not organized against multinational and local traders ?

    maimuna Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:47 AM

    Mr Minister I love you

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:09 AM

    world food prizes sky-rocketing more to come, no govt or minister can do anything. tighten your belts

    Minister of Trade Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:17 AM

    Go ahead minister, fulfill their needs. Thats why you have been appointed for.

    Modaya Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:46 AM

    Do we need a government "JUNIOR CITIZEN" in that case?

    Kiribanda Saturday, 22 January 2011 07:00 AM

    Pls approve and ask SL Army to sell milk as well.

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 22 January 2011 07:15 AM

    This is administation issue. Where local product of milk.

    Charles Saturday, 22 January 2011 08:35 PM

    Hah hah haa... I think the Sri Lankan food in the UK is much cheaper than in Sri Lanka. May be I can export some food to Sri Lanka.

    UPFA Saturday, 22 January 2011 09:13 AM

    Dear Sir,
    dont worry sir,our victory at LG is assured! no one to challenge us!

    Modaya Saturday, 22 January 2011 09:29 AM

    yes,thanks to new technology!

    Mohamed Friday, 21 January 2011 04:02 PM

    Now the Minister will tell the Milk Powder Companies to wait for a few more months. Meaning till the LG elections are over. Or in the alternative till the the Cricket season starts.

    SL Friday, 21 January 2011 04:07 PM

    We all know where this is going... :-).


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