Government to sell 1515 rupees worth food basket at 975 rupees

On the instruction of President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe it has been decided by the government to provide a 1,515 rupees worth food basket of essential consumer goods at 975 rupees to the consumers during this festive season through Laksathosa out lets.

Government has taken this decision in order to support the general public to reduce their cost of living during the coming Sinhala and Hindu new year season.

Accordingly, this food basket consisting of (List attached) 10 essential items could be purchased by the consumers between April 10 and 20th, 2017 through sathosa outlets island wide. Government expects to sell one million food baskets during this period.

List of essential items April 2017

(Finance Ministry Media Release)