The prices of dhal and canned fish had been fixed with effect from midnight today as a concession to the public due to the prevailing situation in the country following the COVID-19 outbreak, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.
Making a special statement, President Rajapaksa said a kilo of dhal would be sold at Rs.65 per kilo while a tin of canned fish would be sold at Rs.100.
"We have already stabilise the supply of rice to the market. There will be more concessions in the future," he said.
He said he also ordered to suspend collection of loan payments from business entities for six months.