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The price of a loaf of bread has been increased by Rs 3 from midnight tonight due to an increase in the cost of wheat flour prices, the All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association announced a short while ago.

“As the discount of Rs.225 given to the bakery owners for 50Kg of wheat flour was cut off by Rs.150, the price of 1 Kg of flour was increased by three rupees”, All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Chairman N.K. Jayawardena had told the Daily Mirror yesterday.

The subsidy was cut down as the price of wheat flour in the international market increased. Along with this price increase, the prices of other bakery products too will increase, he said. 

The new price of a loaf of bread will be between Rs.41 to Rs.45. “There is drop about 50 percent of bread sales. We have to sell the bread through intermediaries”, he added.

“As cost of production has increased, the Association’s Executive Committee will decide tomorrow about the price hike. But definitely a price hike can be expected”, Mr. Jayawardena said.

  Comments - 31

  • david Friday, 10 September 2010 11:58 AM

    19th amendment?
    We will wait for more price hike.
    God save us.

    Percy Mandawala Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:39 AM

    Thank you president. We do not eat bread. we only eat grass and punnakku.

    Saradial Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:30 AM

    Nimal Sripala de Silva: "this is to reduce diabetic Patients"

    Pramod Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:40 AM

    By increasing the bread price, that is another way of paying the resent UNP cross over amount Rs.50 million each.This is real match fixing

    Smart Aleck Friday, 10 September 2010 11:08 PM

    Can you eat rice with a little gravy? How many curries will you need? What will school children take to school in the morning?

    chandran-kandy Friday, 10 September 2010 09:19 PM

    The big question is why the government is so watchful of the poor man's food items?

    chandran-kandy Friday, 10 September 2010 09:00 PM

    Day by day the price of bread has been increasing. How can the poor man run his 'hand-to-mouth' existence?

    basheer Friday, 10 September 2010 08:49 PM

    Even with the LTTE we did not have this misery!

    Faqi Friday, 10 September 2010 07:03 PM

    So 'tis the fault of the West once again, is it? So, why don't we grow our own wheat then?

    kks perera Friday, 10 September 2010 03:45 PM

    silly, world wheat prices went up due to Russian harvest drop --Cakes

    Udayani SL Friday, 10 September 2010 03:28 PM

    democracy is going down, can't enjoy da freedom of eatin bread...sob!

    Delgoda Friday, 10 September 2010 03:04 PM

    Start eating myoka or buttla. no more bread.

    kamil Friday, 10 September 2010 01:41 PM


    Smart Aleck Friday, 10 September 2010 01:19 PM

    Yes Dilan, you can now make a meal out of Old Tires.

    Helasebala Friday, 10 September 2010 01:17 PM

    let us hope for a miracle of "Sermon on the Mount" other option

    cocohead Friday, 10 September 2010 12:54 PM

    Haha well said

    A. Jolly Friday, 10 September 2010 10:14 AM


    Dilan Friday, 10 September 2010 11:53 AM

    atleast the goverment reduced the tax of vehicles,so what is the big deal by increasing bread by 3 rupees

    bandara gamage Friday, 10 September 2010 11:47 AM

    Hon.Mins. Jonstant will say :
    we will conduct operations to raid and fine bakeries owners who produce loaf breads which are lower weight.
    Then ITN will go behind them and show some sample raids.
    or will show some community heads pleasing the Gov. initiative of increasing the wheat flour prices.

    Boa Friday, 10 September 2010 11:40 AM

    let's start eating cake.....

    Managala Friday, 10 September 2010 11:11 AM

    Thank you very much so the people of Sri Lanka will eat rice now because bread is expensive west should learn our tactics for demotivating people to do things that not necessary.

    Kadiya Friday, 10 September 2010 10:57 AM

    Oh they do, only they think that WE are stupid enough not to know and take it with a pinch of salt. Anyway this is the aftermath of the 18th A and there is more to come. So brace yourselves!

    AJ Friday, 10 September 2010 10:47 AM

    It's actually 1.35 not 1.50 because a loaf of bread is 450 g

    PARAMANATHAN.K Friday, 10 September 2010 10:47 AM

    This the prestigious reward for the people for granting the 2/3 majority. There will be more surprises to come lets wait and see.

    Gayan Samarasekara Friday, 10 September 2010 10:32 AM

    Let's give another term in office.

    kithsiri Friday, 10 September 2010 10:23 AM

    if 1kg of wheat flour increased by Rs.3, the price of a loaf bread need to be increased by Rs.1.5. It seems, All Ceylon Bakery Owners don't know basic mathematics.

    Lanke Banda Friday, 10 September 2010 10:23 AM

    Decided to settle for Cake instead. For My B'day round the cornor it will be bread instead of cake.

    Territory Friday, 10 September 2010 10:20 AM


    Dinesh Friday, 10 September 2010 10:19 AM

    Eat rice more and be strengthen. 18th amendment was passed to give more power to people so they should be fit enought to accept more power eating rice.

    auto Friday, 10 September 2010 10:18 AM


    Deborah Friday, 10 September 2010 10:15 AM

    What can we say? Congrats to the Bakeries and hulan viskotu to the consumer

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