Prices of food and plain tea reduced: AICOA

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Due to the prevailing political situation in the country, the All Island Canteen Owners’ Association (AICOA) has decided to reduce the price of food and plain tea with effect from tomorrow (October 29).

AICOA Chairman Asela Sampath said the price of a packet of lunch and kottu would be reduced by Rs.10 while the price of a plain tea would be reduced by Rs. 5 making the plain tea available at Rs.15.

“Now there is a promising ambience. We have complete confidence in the President's decisions and the current Prime Minister's vision. People have suffered during the last three years. But now there is hope,” he said.

Sampath went on to say that tax on essential food items should be reduced. “There is a need for food prices to be controlled. When that happens we will give more benefits to the people,” he said.(DS)

  Comments - 29

  • siv Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:45 PM

    Reduce the food prices.. other side MR and family will rod the country....hehehe

    Scooby Doo Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:14 PM

    Lets wait and see how GMOA gonna surprise us.

    cynic Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:55 PM

    Brilliant move.. now we can cry into our (cheap) plain tea. Gosh.. its so obvious who was running the TU's for the last 3 years.. after all, people forget they have been the ruling party for the last 18 years.. makes you wonder what else has been sabotaged in the last 3.5 years!!

    Dee Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:57 PM

    How foolish. So they can reduce, they were bluffing all this time. If taxes not reduced, what? Protest again? Then they will go off in a white van.

    karthik Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:58 PM

    Not a good sign for the estate workers.

    cars4u Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:58 PM

    Now we can realize who control the country last 3 years!

    Potta Harry Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:17 PM

    Basil the man

    Ruwan Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:02 PM

    Looks like there was an unseen hand in these price increases and turmoil inn the country. No duty or tax reduction to justify a price reduction?

    Lalu Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:03 PM

    So you were making good profits all these days. What a connection.

    Plain tea Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:13 PM

    Rats aren't naked without a reason.

    Am Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:05 PM

    Hora Pussy out of the Bag...

    Hapuarachchi Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:21 PM

    Its shows the increase in prices were artificial and who wants to sell at a loss

    Iron Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:34 PM

    MR stooges everwhere, the whole country is infected!

    666 Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:40 PM

    How come the cost of plain tea and lunch packet go down all of a sudden? This shows clearly that on whose orders the prices were jacked up creating untold hardships on the poor people of this country. This guy should be taken to the Galle Face Green and shot for crimes he has committed against mankind like in China. Just imagine. All this to grab power. Makes me sick.

    666 Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:53 PM

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Only thing I can say is "God save Sri Lanka"

    CITIZEN Sunday, 28 October 2018 02:10 PM

    There you are! This amply shows that these hypocrites have been jacking up prices not because of taxes but simply robbing the public! They are the blackmarketeering mafia!!!

    Shas Sunday, 28 October 2018 02:24 PM

    Lack of MR fans in comment section surprises me

    Dhammika Sunday, 28 October 2018 05:48 PM

    They are all DRUNK .

    ravin Sunday, 28 October 2018 02:32 PM

    oh !! it is evident, with various excuses given in past and members of this association had rob the poor consumer. What guarantee poor consumer will have that they wont do it again?

    Azmath Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:05 PM

    Aney ammapaa mun hemoma hitan inne api mea konde bandapu chinnun kyalada.

    Suren Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:13 PM

    Now you can loot ....!

    Kanna Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:19 PM

    Where is GMOA ?? Shall we open de SATIM now ??

    ravin Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:38 PM

    Consumer affairs authority ! it is a self confession that this association members gave various excuses and exploited consumers. Amounted to violate the law?

    tommy Sunday, 28 October 2018 03:51 PM

    So all this time these rouges have artificially jacked up the price to loot the public. Now, suddenly they can reduce prices!

    Charlie Sunday, 28 October 2018 04:32 PM

    අනේ අපි පව් නේද?

    sss Sunday, 28 October 2018 05:30 PM

    Charge for parliment food. It is good for the health of politicos who live off people money and most get ill due to overeating in a country whehe malnutrition is widespread

    vasaliya Sunday, 28 October 2018 06:14 PM

    Not only this sector. Others will follow also. Saitm can start again. Trinco oil farms can go on. All this while it was MR's rougues who ran all these. RW was sleeping. Now he has to go too.

    Ghost Sunday, 28 October 2018 07:38 PM

    Especially egg-hoppers!!!

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 29 October 2018 10:37 AM

    Not in the canteens my company is running

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