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President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed the relevant authorities to avoid any shortages of essential food items in the market during the festive season and to provide the essential food items at reasonable prices without increasing their prices.

He instructed the authorities when he chaired the Cost Of living Committee special meeting held at the Presidents Secretariat last evening.
Members of the Food importers' Associations, Ministry Secretaries, Finance Ministry and Trade Ministry officials participated at this meeting.

The President advised the officials of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to monitor retail outlets and if any price violations of essential food items to take legal actions on the violators. Instructions have been given to the CAA officials to exhibit retail price index by traders. 

  Comments - 4

  • Ralahamy Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:01 AM

    "ONE MAN SHOW" is a very popular after shave perfume among men, but not everyone can run the One Man Show.

    nsathees Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:15 AM

    Market price will not change your destination here after . . . too late too little.

    joshua Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:40 AM

    had enough of your directions and special statements. All a mess. Waste of time reading your statements and antics of MR and SLPP.

    Premalal Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:39 AM

    President? Who is he?

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