Lanka Sathosa today decided to reduce the prices of several essential goods including seven rice varieties and sprats from midnight.
Addressing the media its Chairman T.M.K.B. Tennakoon said the president had instructed Sathosa to reduce the prices of essential food items specially rice as much as possible.
Sathosa had decided to reduce the price of nine varieties of rice and sprats from midnight and all Sathosa outlets would be informed by midnight, Mr. Tennakoon said.
Accordingly, the price of a kilogramme of rice varieties are as follows:
White Nadu reduced to Rs.74. From Rs.77 (Control price in August Rs.72), White Kekulu Rice reduced to Rs.65 from Rs.68 (Control price in August Rs.70), Samba reduced to Rs.84 from Rs.89 (Control price in August Rs.87), Red Kekulu reduced to Rs.75 from Rs.77 (Control price in August Rs.78), Red Nadu reduced to Rs.80 from Rs.83 (Control price in August Rs.80), White Kekulu Samba reduced to Rs.90 from Rs.94 (Control price in August Rs.90), Red Kekulu Samba reduced to Rs. 88 from Rs.90 (Control price in August Rs.90).
“Following a request made by the President, Sathosa decided to import good quality broken rice which were issued to the outlets at a price of Rs. 60 per kilogramme. Earlier a kilo of broken rice was sold Rs. 65,” Mr. Tennakoon said
“As the imported broken rice was popular in the country, Sathosa needs about 1000 metric tonnes of broken rice per month. A kilo of sprats imported from Thailand at Sathosa outlets was reduced to Rs. 525 from Rs. 539,” he said.
Other essential goods are as follows:
A kilo of big onion was sold to Rs. 125 but in other super markets a kilogram of big onion was sold to Rs.168. One kilo of local potato sold at Sathosa outlets to Rs. 130 but it was Rs. 198 in other shops. Canned fish sold at Sathosa to a price of Rs. 130 but in other supermarkets the price of a canned fish was more than Rs. 149. Lanka Sathosa branded 400g milk powder packet was sold at Rs.305 and 1Kg milk powder packet was sold at Rs.760. Price of a kilogram of white sugar and Dahl was sold at a price of 107 and Rs.152, A kilo of wheat flour sold at Sathosa at a price of Rs. 86 other than the control price of Rs. 87.
“Reducing the prices of essential items in the Sathosa outlets would help to reduce the prices of goods in other supermarkets as well and furthermore people would be able to get their day-to-day essentials at a one rate from all the supermarkets in the country,” Mr. Tennakoon said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
Rush and take advantage of the chanda gundus. They will last only until the election is over.
ANTON Thursday, 28 September 2017 04:35 PM
SO WE HAVE TO FIND OUT NEAREST SATHOSA BRANCH TO GET GOODS AT REDUCED PRIZES. .... WHAT ABOUT OUR NEAREST SILLARA STORES ? OR THAMBI KADEY ?
Nuwan Thursday, 28 September 2017 04:54 PM
WELL DONE GOVT!!!
sobers Thursday, 28 September 2017 05:03 PM
This is like a game of snake and ladders!
Dee Thursday, 28 September 2017 05:30 PM
No elections around. Now what will the JO say?
Mewan Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:16 PM
Elections! Elections!! coming soon.
channa Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:19 PM
Will there be an election in the near future....?
Citizen perera Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:25 PM
Million dollar question is How many sathosa outlets are there in this country...and how many people could visit these outlets?
Patriot Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:37 PM
May be the election is close by.
Thilak Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:35 PM
Thanks to his Excellency the president's timely intervention food prices would have been uncontrollable! Also ur excellency please intervene and bring the Bond scam masterminds behind bars because they who are totally responsible for this kind of economic peril.
Premalal Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:58 PM
Prices in Sri-Lanka depends on the President's wishes. Think of Alice in Wonderland.
daham Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:00 PM
At the open market these days price of a kilo of big onion is 80, 100 and 110. Local variety is coming to the market.
SeriouSena Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:12 PM
These price reductions are not in parity with high inflation. Therefore, they are a pittance for the hard hit masses.
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