Sri Lanka imposes maximum price for 16 essential items

July 14, 2016 (LBO) – The controlled prices of 16 essential items were announced by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen today morning.

The Gazette is expected tomorrow and the maximum retail prices will be effective immediately.

The Items are:

1. Chicken Rs 410 per Kilo, Rs 495 per Kilo (skinless)
2. Red Dhal Rs 169 per Kilo
3. Sprats (Thai) Rs 495 per Kilo – Sprats (Dubai) Rs 410 per Kilo
4. Gram-Chickpeas Rs 260 per Kilo
5. Green moong/Green Grams Rs 220 per Kilo
6. Canned Fish Regular 480 grams Rs 140 (105 Grams– Rs 70)
7. White Sugar Rs 95 per kilo
8. White Flour Rs 87 per kilo
9. Full cream milk powder – imported Rs 810 per Kilo – Domestic Rs 735 per Kilo
10. Potatoes – Local – No control price Potatoes – imported – Rs 120 per kilo
11. B Onions imported – Rs 78 per Kilo
12. Dried chillies – Rs 385 per Kilo
13. Dried Fish – Katta – Rs 1100 per Kilo
14. Dried Fish – Salaya– Rs 425 per Kilo
15. Maldive fish –Rs 1500 per kilo
16. Sustagen – Rs 1500