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All Island Restaurant Owners’ Association (AIROA) today requested the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to declare the maximum retail prices of a cup of tea, a packet of lunch, a hopper and a cup of milk tea.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror AIROA, earlier known as Canteen Owners’ Association National Organiser of Associations Chairman Asela Sampath said the decision was taken following a meeting held yesterday.

The maximum retail price was increased in the wake of the price of a domestic LP gas cylinder going up by Rs.110 and increase of essential food items.

“Most of the restaurant owners use LP gas and therefore it is very essential to increase the price of food items,” he said.

Accordingly, the price of a cup of tea would be increased to Rs.20 while the price of a cup of Milk Tea will be increased to Rs 40.

The price of a packet of lunch (fish) would be increased to Rs. 130 and the price of a hopper will be increased to Rs. 15.

The price of lunch packets should be increased and lunch packets should be gazetted as an essential food item.

Lunch packets should be named an essential food item by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and should have a controlled price. That control price should be revised according to the price of related items,” Mr. Sampath said.

He said a lunch packet should have a minimum standard and it should include three vegetables, a piece of fish and greens.

The government should be held responsible for the inconvenience of the public. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Selvin Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:36 PM

    They are making 22 cups of tea with one gas cylinder.!!!!!!

    Yeti Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:19 AM

    What will happen if everybody stops drinking tea at a local boutique, eating hoppers an packs up a lunch(however meagre)?

    ceylon Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:38 AM

    get rid of stupid interventions for businessess.allow compatition for better quality. via DM Android App

    AliG Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:20 AM

    Maximum prices don't seem to apply to hotels!. Paid Rs80 for a cup of tea in a two bit hotel in Ampara.

    Sambo Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:49 AM

    From where did these prices come. Are you people living in another world. The price a Milk Tea, Hoppers has been sold at this price for ages.

    malini Thursday, 28 September 2017 12:44 PM

    if Rs.2500 per month is enough for a family then these prices are ok

    SeriouSena Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:17 PM

    Is this some kind of a joke? There should be standards of weight, volume, quantity measures beyond price control. What if the served quantity of tea per cup is reduced and hoppers shrink to a size of a one rupee coin?

    Lokka Friday, 29 September 2017 06:42 PM

    See how the business people exploit the consumer. The increase in gas price is only 7.5%, but the increase in the price of a cup of tea 33% !!

    ali Tuesday, 10 October 2017 02:17 PM

    Tea, lunch packet and hoppers. So the huts will maintain their prices and increase in other items as they like?


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