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The prices of most of the food varieties have been increased after the imposition of the Social Security Contribution Tax, the All Island Canteen Owners' Association (AICOA) today said.

AICOA Chief Asela Sampath told the Daily Mirror that soon after the tax was imposed, the prices of most food-related items have gone up.

We have not taken any collective decision to increase the price of a lunch packet yet, but most of the hotels have increased the prices by Rs.10, Rs.15, and Rs.20, Sampath said.

He claimed that the price increase had affected fried rice, Kottu, and other fast food varieties.

The recent price reductions on LITRO gas was very helpful in keeping the lunch packet prices at a comfortable float.

However, we will announce the decision after once LITRO reduces the price of gas cylinders from tomorrow, Sampath added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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  • Dee Tuesday, 04 October 2022 09:37 AM

    Common rice packet is 280/- . 2.5% is 7/-. But for sure they will increase to 300/-. These bus drivers, canteen owners, Fisherman, chicken farmers, bakery owners all seem to have second class lower degrees in economics from the university of 'Economic Armegedon '

    ASS Tuesday, 04 October 2022 10:16 AM

    Sandwich bread Paan Paan increased from 420 to 500 due to SST !!!

    Jayas Tuesday, 04 October 2022 10:45 AM

    Dont drop the dhall mr. how can a day to day worker could afford, please make the lunch packet price to 250.00.

    Iwazaru Tuesday, 04 October 2022 10:49 AM

    I really do not understand why DM publishers this type of information. There is no fix price for a lunch packet. It may vary from Rs.200 to Rs 1500 or more. This is just cheap publicity for this clown Sampath.


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