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The price of a lunch packet and a hopper will be increased by Rs. 10 and by Rs.2 respectively with effect from tomorrow, Canteen Owners’ Association (COA) said today.

President of COA, Asela Sampath told Daily Mirror that the decision was taken after considering the increase of the price of gas cylinders both by LAUGFS and LITRO by Rs. 245.

He accused that the government lacks a proper price formula for food and beverages, consequently prices of food and beverages fluctuate haphazardly.   

He said the price of a food packet is available from Rs. 60 to Rs. 180 at restaurants and accordingly, the price of a Lunch packet will go up by Rs. 10 from tomorrow.

“We have also asked the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka to increase the prices of food such as Kottu Rotti, Fried Rice and other food varieties which generally require a plenty of gas for preparing,” Sampath said.   

“The Consumer Affairs Authority [CAA] is taking decisions arbitrarily without consulting relevant bodies. We doubt whether it acts according to the whims of the politicians.

Meanwhile, Sampath added that the government had failed to control the prices of most of the food items like rice vegetables etc,. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Ajith Sunday, 29 April 2018 02:09 PM

    It is stupid to control the price of lunch packet. Supply,Quality and demand should determine the price.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 29 April 2018 05:05 PM

    As my company owned food establishments I know that to prepare a lunch packet of high quality and proper portion with a sufficient and honest share of profit will cost between 250 and 300 Rs. Many people think that a lunch packet should be a social gift.

    Vesak Sunday, 29 April 2018 05:27 PM

    Vesak Dhanna

    Dayan Sunday, 29 April 2018 03:43 PM

    It is wonderful. Only 25 lunch packets they cook with 12.5 Kg Gas cylinder.

    Dee Sunday, 29 April 2018 04:46 PM

    This nation full of rice consuming buffaloes will believe that only 25 packets of rice could be made from a 12.5kg gas cylinder.

    Sils Sunday, 29 April 2018 05:06 PM

    Does this increase mean that the quality of food will go down by 10 rupees? :)))

    malij Sunday, 29 April 2018 05:45 PM

    This shows how blatantly they fleece the poor customers. They have to sell only 25 Lunch packets to recover the increase. Such anti social elements should be taken to Galle Face green

    Ruwan Sunday, 29 April 2018 06:01 PM

    What was the price of gas in 2014. ? Did they reduce the price of food items when the price was drastically reduced in 2015. Opportunist parasites.

    Trumpachi Sunday, 29 April 2018 11:24 PM

    COA shout to increase lunch price by same amount when price of polythene up by few rupees. COA like GMOA-terrorist don't care about people, they want profit big money. They worse than politician !

    GH Monday, 30 April 2018 01:25 AM

    Price hike of Lunch parcels for general public, a packet of Biriyani, Fried Rice and other rich food packets with desert and Cognac for Parliamentarians in Parliament have never even touched Rs. 10/- for entire Manu.

    ronsen150855 Monday, 30 April 2018 09:59 AM

    Any increase in price is palmed off to us poor consumers but reductions are absorbed!! What will the autorities do about it?

    SAM Tuesday, 01 May 2018 11:15 AM

    For a 12.5K Gas cylinder, How many lunch parcels could be cooked with the Rice, Curry, Desserts, etc?


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