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Wheat flour companies will be brought down to their knees: Buddhika

18 July 2019 04:54 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Wheat flour companies would be brought down to their knees just as we did to milk powder companies if they try to increase wheat flour prices arbitrarily, Industry and Commerce acting minister Buddhika Pathirana said yesterday.

He said two wheat flour companies had increased wheat flour prices despite warnings to them by the Attorney General not to do so.

Speaking at a function held at the BMICH the acting minister said that he had instructed the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to raid shops where wheat flour is sold at increased prices and to arrest such traders and added that 51 such places had been raided in a three-hour period yesterday.

He said there was no need of being the subject minister if he could not control the actions of wheat flour companies. (Ajith Siriwardana)


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  Comments - 8

  • leo Thursday, 18 July 2019 09:17 AM

    a good minister with a backbone

    Dinu Thursday, 18 July 2019 09:18 AM

    Before things happen talk or open your mouth ,not after the show Inability alarms

    Jayanath Thursday, 18 July 2019 09:19 AM

    By discouraging paddy farmers? What nonsense this stupid fellow is talking!

    Anmanpan Thursday, 18 July 2019 09:33 AM

    A nice joker, this guy is.

    UniDon Thursday, 18 July 2019 09:37 AM

    as you did for the milk powder importers!

    rohantha Thursday, 18 July 2019 09:49 AM

    What happened to Milk Powder Reports........

    Sunil Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:02 AM

    Typical of this regime. No Action, Talk Only.

    DillonDP Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:04 AM

    can you bring down PRIMA who increased prices of wheat without giving any reasons? if you can do this you, my true leader.

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