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Consumer Affairs

Sri Lanka consumers lack awareness, laws alone not enough: CAA

Consumer Affairs Authority says local buyers lack awareness compared to rest of the world

May 17, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to raise fines after high inflation

Old fines do not match the recent substantial rises in prices of goods and services, only small fines are made: Minister

December 7, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka midnight tax drama takes new turn with price controllers policing sugar stocks

Sugar tax comes after Sri Lanka authorities missed IMF revenue target

November 10, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka sugar firms burying ethanol after currency collapse, taxes: Minister

Legal alcohol producers are not buying ethanol produced at state-run sugar firms and material is piling up

October 23, 2023 3 min read
Sri Lanka extends special commodity levy on potatoes by four months

Minister of Finance said special commodity levy of 50 rupees on a kilo of potatoes is to be extended by four months

Disappearing act by Keeri Samba amid Sri Lanka price controls, import curbs

“By today when Keeri Samba prices are to rise to Rs.280 to 285 the CAA will take steps to raid them.

China’s Sinopec starts selling fuel Rs3 below state formula price

Sinopec Energy Lanka (Pvt) Ltd has started selling diesel and petrol 3.00 rupees below price set by CPC.

Nethmi Rajawasam
August 31, 2023 1 min read

Lohia: General aims, Immediacy and Heretical Gandhism

Long-time Gandhi Acolyte Finds Gandhian Socialism the Only ’True’ Socialism.

August 18, 2023 18 min read

Sri Lanka hikes import taxes on wheat flour to boost rice farmer profits

As a close substitute for rice, the price of wheat has to be 'managed' Minister Siyambalapitiya said.

May 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s state-run LP gas firm reduces prices on easing global price

The appreciation of the rupee currency also has helped the price reduction

April 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka canteens to cut milk tea price after rupee appreciation

From next week the maximum price of a cup of milk tea will be 90 rupees

March 29, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka seeks development agency backing for CEB reforms

"A reforms office will be opened at the Ministry of Power & Energy to see through the transformation."

February 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka bakers hold bread prices after power hike on demand fall

The current prices are too high and if we increase it more it will result in further downfall of the business

February 17, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's state-run Litro says cooking gas supply secured for remainder of 2022

Prior to the crisis, the official said, Litro imported around 33,000 MT per month.

Roshani Fernando and Chanka Jayasinghe
October 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's state-run Litro drops cooking gas prices

This will be the third time Litro gas has reduced prices in the last three months.

Roshani Fernando and Chanka Jayasinghe
October 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka power & energy minister defends "necessary" electricity tariff hike

It costs 32 rupees to generate one unit of electricity.

Dulya de Silva
August 29, 2022 4 min read
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Sri Lanka canteen association to launch consumer rights political party

“If the parliamentarians can’t ensure our rights, then we might as well do it ourselves."

Neshella Perera
August 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to revise water tariffs to reflect operational costs

The proposal had been made by the Minister of Water Supply.

August 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to appoint cost of living committee chaired by president as prices soar

Food prices in Sri Lanka rose 80.1 percent in the 12 months from June 2021 to June 2022.

July 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka can avoid food shortages by relaxing open account imports: Trade Minister

"With this, we expect to meet our needs without shortages, and also to reduce prices through competition," he said.

July 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Litro Gas acquires 100,000MT of LP gas using World Bank funds

The prime minister’s office said Thursday June 30 afternoon that the remaining 20 million dollars was from Litro.

June 30, 2022 1 min read

Tough three weeks ahead for Sri Lanka with crippling fuel, gas shortages incoming: PM

“At the end of these three difficult weeks, we shall try to supply fuel and gas without disruptions."

June 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM asks COPE to summon Litro Gas officials over distribution delay

Angry consumers have started street protests on a daily basis by blocking roads demanding cooking gas.

May 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka chicken and eggs in crisis as soft-peg hits feed

Vets warned that farmers are culling layer chicken due to the lack of feed

Mahadiya Hamza
March 24, 2022 3 min read

Cooking gas shortages in Sri Lanka to be resolved in 7-10 days: cabinet spokesman

According to reports, a 12.5kg domestic Laugfs gas cylinder price was increased by 1,359 rupees to 4,199.

Mahadiya Hamza
March 22, 2022 2 min read

Milk powder prices in Sri Lanka spike again

A 400g pack will be sold at 790 rupees while a 1kg pack will be sold at 1,945 rupees.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 19, 2022 1 min read
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