Feb 09, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka warns the errant traders who hasn’t given recent budgetary relief to the consumers and has instructed the Consumers Affairs Authority (CAA) to ‘move fast’ on such issues, the ministry of Industry and Commerce said in the media release.
“I have received a number of complaints from the consumers that the price reductions from the recent budget have not been passed to them yet.” Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said in a statement.
Sri Lanka new administration’s interim budget 2015, reduced prices of kerosene and 13 essential food items.
Accordingly one litre of kerosene reduced by six rupees, a kilo of sugar reduced by 10 rupees, a packet of 400 gram milk powder reduced to 325 rupees, tax on wheat flour reduced by 10 percent, bringing wheat flour prices down by 12.50 rupees and a loaf of bread by 6 rupees.
A hotline number, '1977', has been set up for complaints.