Prices of 27 essential items reduced from Monday


The Trade Ministry had decided to reduce the prices of 27 essential goods for three months from Monday (8).

The decision was taken (while marking??) a turning point of the economic sector.

The price-reduced essential items could be purchased from Sathosa, Cooperatives and Q- shops.

Prices of 27 essential goods have been reduced and will be maintained for a period of three months, says Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena.

Accordingly, the price reduction will come into effect from Monday (February 08).

The relevant items will be sold only through Lanka Sathosa, cooperatives and Q-shops, the minister said addressing a press conference held at the Ministry of Trade today.

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 Essential items  Previous Price   Reduced Price
Red Raw Rice (1kg)  Rs. 106  Rs. 93
White Raw Rice (1kg)  Rs. 105  Rs. 93
White Nadu (1kg)  Rs. 109  Rs. 96
Samba (1kg)  Rs. 120  Rs. 99
Keeri Samba  Rs. 140  Rs. 125
Wheat flour  Rs. 105  Rs. 84
White sugar  Rs. 110  Rs. 99
Brown sugar  Rs. 140  Rs. 125
Tea (100g)  Rs. 130  Rs. 95
Australian red lentils (1kg)  Rs. 188  Rs.165
Indian Big Onions (1kg)  Rs. 140  Rs. 120
Local potatoes (1kg)  Rs. 220  Rs. 180
Pakistani potatoes (1kg)  Rs. 190  Rs. 140
Chickpeas (1kg)  Rs. 225  Rs. 175
Dried chilli (1kg)  Rs. 550  Rs. 495
Local canned fish (425g)  Rs. 240  Rs. 220
Imported canned fish (425g)  Rs. 280  Rs. 265
Thai sprats (1kg)  Rs. 430  Rs. 545
Skinned chicken  Rs. 430  Rs. 400
Crystal salt (1kg)  Rs. 55  Rs. 43
Powdered milk (400g)  Rs. 380  Rs. 355
Soybean oil (500ml)  Rs. 470  Rs. 310
Laundry soap– BCC (115g)  Rs. 53  Rs. 43
Laundry soap (650g)  Rs. 325  Rs. 260
Body soap (100g)  Rs. 63  Rs. 56
Handwash (100ml)  Rs. 350  Rs. 250
Face masks (SLS certified)  Rs. 25  Rs. 14