Brown sugar will be issued at Rs.115 a kilo through the state-run Sathosa retail shops next Monday onwards, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane said today.
The Minister said Lanka Sugar Company had recorded profits, and the benefit would be passed on to people in this manner. He said demand for sugar would spike during the festival season for making sweetmeats.
He said Lak Sathosa recorded the highest daily turnover of Rs.142 million on Thursday.
“We will set up Sathosa franchise shops at village level starting from May,” he said.(Kelum Bandara)
Sambo Saturday, 03 April 2021 08:26 AM
Dear Sir, Do you expect people to go that far just to by a kilo of sugar or something else. It should be readily available in any closest market.
Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 03 April 2021 08:41 AM
Those who shop in Sathosa can never get these soecial priced items and the rest of the population who do not ship at Sathosa have to pay for the losses of Sathosa plus the government . This is a joke
FF Saturday, 03 April 2021 09:34 AM
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Milinda Saturday, 03 April 2021 09:47 AM
Bandula You are taking the Srilankan public for a dam good ride . Do you know that the Yala sugar cane crop is already harvested by the local sugar cane farmers and the manufacturers have already converted the crop to Raw Brown sugar. Also the sugar manufacturers have already completed Marketing the produce. At present their warehouses are empty and the sugar is out of stock. The Maha crop harvest will commence only in June and the sugar will be released at the end of June or early July. Have the manufacturers taken you for a ride by giving you falls information.
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