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The price of lunch packets will be increased in the wake of the price of a domestic LP gas cylinder going up by Rs.110, All Island Canteen Owners Association Chairman Asela Sampath said today.

He told Daily Mirror 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.

“We will have a meeting and make an announcement on the price increase of several food items and beverages,” Mr. Sampath said and added that the price of a gas cylinder was increased at a time that the prices of other goods were also increasing. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Suresh Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:34 PM

    This government is only thinking of Taxes and price increases. What about the poor people??? No need to increase the taxes and prices, if it can stop all frauds amounting to Billions of rupees. The thing to do is to recover from fraudsters and give concessions to poor people.

    ANTON Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:40 PM

    DOES THIS INCLUDE PARLIAMENT CANTEEN ALSO ?

    ANTON Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:49 PM

    ......... BUT ASK THEM NOT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STONE PELLETS.

    kamal Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:13 PM

    what the hale he is talking. when price of gas was 2500 normal lunch packet is 140RS. after gas price reduced to 1300 lunch packet is same price 140RS (Fish/chicken) how come they increase the price ?when the price is reducing they are not reducing the price ?? when increasing they will increase ?? stupid law

    Ravi Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:40 AM

    Your absolutely correct Kamal.

    sam Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:15 PM

    I didn't see the price of a lunch packet drop after the election when the cost of LP gas was reduced!!

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:18 PM

    Bull shit, when the price of LP gas brought down the price, did the hotel/restaurant owners reduce the price of lunch packets or any eatables? No..... No.... now what?

    Bannis Mama Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:20 PM

    How much you guys want to increase on a normal lunch packet? Not more than Rs. 10/- to Rs. 20/- max.

    Dennis Reeves Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:23 PM

    Ok not more than 10/- max per packet of lunch because you are not going to use the whole cylinder of 12.5 Kg. to prepare a packet of lunch, bear it in mind.

    lkboy Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:23 AM

    how many Lunch packets can be cooked with one Cylinder? Now divide that and you will get the increase.

    Kosala Weerasinghe (Lawyer) Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:25 PM

    Don't increase the price of a normal lunch packet to Rs. 110/- mind it. it should be Rs. 10/- or max. Rs. 15/- not more.

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    city Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:30 PM

    Well when the rice,vegetable etc prices are low they never think of reducing but if there is price hike immediate action.

    Sambo Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:30 PM

    Yes ! Yes!, you people are only waiting to increase prices. That's no big surprise.

    BUSHEL Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:07 PM

    HELL OF A HOW DO YOU DO.. WHEN THE GAS PRICE BROUGHT DOWN THERE WAS NO DECREASE IN LUNCH PACKET PRICE. ANY WAY DEMAND AT THE INCREASED PRICE WILL DECIDE THE SALE QUANTITY OPENING THE EYES OF CANTEEN OWNERS

    malij Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:25 PM

    Did they reduce the prices of food items when the price of Gas was slashed by a much more bigger margin in 2015 and again in 2016???

    SAM Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:41 AM

    You better at least sent this journalist to Tuition Master for classes before circulation this crap. How many lunch packets can you make out of a gas cylinder?


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