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Milk powder companies today warned that if they were not allowed to increase the price of milk powder at least by Rs.46, the country could expect a massive shortage of milk powder within the next few weeks.

At a joint news briefing held a short while ago, milk powder manufacturers said the minimum current price of Rs.244 of a 400g packed of milk powder should be raised to at least Rs.290.

“Although the price of milk powder has been increasing in the world market, locally we have not been able to keep up with the increasing prices. As a result we are no longer able to import milk powder,” the manufacturers said adding that if the Consumer Affairs Authority did not authorize a price revision for milk powder, a scarcity of milk powder could be expected within a few weeks. (Lakna Paranamanna)


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  • alex Thursday, 28 April 2011 01:29 PM

    ohhh..we gonna die without milk....do our lives depend on milk? no it doesn't...but milk powder companies depend on our lives..so they gonna die....

    wimal modawansa Thursday, 28 April 2011 02:19 PM

    best solution is ''Api vavamu, Rata hadamu''

    ###Sri Lankan Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:19 AM

    Can't we live without this artificial milk powder? I'm gonna give a try.

    Abdul Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:27 AM

    This announcement will see the Milk Powder pkts vanishing from the shelves, lets run and take ours NOW

    v vendetta Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:28 AM

    Looks like its going to be cheaper to have a cow and its milk now...

    THY Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:33 AM

    Gas, Petrol, Flour, Bread and now Milk...This is great!!! it just keeps getting better and better! and when i really thought the WAR was just over....Yeah...."BRING IT ON!!!"

    Dee Friday, 29 April 2011 04:56 AM

    Cant we get down some powder from china, india or libya? mayme ask iran too.

    Podda Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:24 AM

    See the miracle of asia

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:03 PM

    Next solution is farm at home.

    Polkotta Friday, 29 April 2011 05:31 AM

    So what, we will use coconut milk as a substitute.

    Harshaw Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:07 PM

    In other countries their corresponding income is also going up and the buying power stays the same.

    Pradeep Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:50 AM

    Gas, Petrol, Flour, Milk prices increases all countries in the world. There is no exception, be it in US, China, India or Dubai.
    This is the bitter truth. No government is able to cushion or insulate consumers for longer and steep prices increases in global market. We are fortunate when compared with prices increases in Europe where they claim that they produce milk.

    donsirisena Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:18 PM

    main problem is a bankeemoon?

    TMA Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:54 PM

    I'd say that's the most suitable food source 4 da Lankans

    Hash Thursday, 28 April 2011 05:10 PM

    Main point...the price will be increased

    Tsunami Friday, 29 April 2011 06:10 AM

    Kamu punnakku

    pasha Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:11 AM

    every house hold should be having at least a milking cow. government should arrange this

    Ravana Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:14 AM

    don't forget cars and three wheelers !

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:22 AM

    Well, when wheat flour prices went up, our super patriots called it "Paanpiti Thrasthavadaya" (wheat flour terrorism). Now they have another chance to shout "kiripiti thrasthavadaya". According to them all these things are not conducive for our health and should be avoided. Ultimately, everybody will end up eating grass!

    sltk2004 Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:18 AM

    You are correct that price increases happen in every country, but we have to consider the percentage of money consumers pay for these things in each countries..

    duma Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:21 AM

    Just reduce advertising cost, you will be able to continue with current price

    Mahir Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:59 AM

    Where is Dr. Victor Hettigoda? Who promised a cow for every household had he won the Presidential Election in 2005. We are missing him today!

    Sabri Thursday, 28 April 2011 12:21 PM

    Excellent,, i gess the government could try giving out regulations, like lesser ads on tv radio paper, nd these companies could reduce their overheads. everybody knows a director of each of these companies are paid millions in monthly salaries, leave alone their allowances,, come on folks, think about the poor and middle class man...


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