Bread price up by Rs.5 from tonight: Bakery Owners

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Following the increase in the price of wheat flour, the All Ceylon Bakery Owner's Association (ACBOA) had decided to increase the price of a loaf of bread by Rs.5 from midnight today.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, ACBOA President N.K. Jayawardena said since Saturday (16) midnight, the price of a kilo of wheat flour had increased by Rs.8 and no responsible authority stood against the flour milling companies.

"We have waited for four days for the government decision."

"70 per cent of the bakery owners run on a daily basis. They are used to buying wheat flour stocks sufficient for daily bakery products and recover the cost by selling them. after increasing the wheat flour price, we were unable to bear the cost," he said.

"Finally, the ACBOA had decided to increase the bread price by Rs.5 from midnight today," he said.

"We request the new government to interference with the wheat flour price increase and to provide relief to the bakery owners and the consumers," Mr. Jayawardena added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 11

  • ANTON Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:05 PM


    Duminda Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:19 PM

    Thank you Mr. President, what next in the raw...

    Joe Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:37 PM

    Paan kannath baya hithenawa

    Apa Apap Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:46 PM

    ai moko....wasa dai kiyala biyadah?...idiriyata akat sida wai

    R.gunatilaka Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:52 PM

    Dear Sri Lankan You are very unfortunate. Do not be STUPID idiots. You are under the influence of narco Are on the way of a big disaster. X patriot

    das Wednesday, 20 November 2019 01:02 PM

    Jayawewa pohottuwa!!

    People Wednesday, 20 November 2019 01:08 PM

    Where is PA people??

    Hans Perlee Wednesday, 20 November 2019 01:09 PM

    I thought the price increase of wheat flower was ilegal? Or....did i miss something?

    People Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:03 PM

    Where is Mr.Weerawansa?

    Ranjith Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:54 PM

    Petrol and many more to follow we are watching Gota and we know his manifesto by heart please fulfill the promises.

    Anoosh Wednesday, 20 November 2019 03:39 PM

    This is the result expected, after winning the presidential election. Where is Hon. Mangala??????????

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