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Prices of canned fish, Onions and sugar reduced – President’s Office

ECONOMYNEXT – Import duties on a number of essential items have been removed to ease the prices of goods such as canned fish, sugar and other consumer items, the Presidential Secretariat said.

In a press release issued a short while ago the Secretariat said import duties have been removed from canned fish (salmon), sugar and big (Bombay) onions.

These essentials will be sold at the Sathosa (CWE) outlets controlled prices with canned fish at LKR200, Onions at LKR 200 per kg and sugar LKR85.

Anyone buying more than LKR500 worth of essentials at the CWE will be able to purchase Dal at LKR150 per kg the Secretariat said.

Consumers will also be able to purchase Coconuts at “reasonable prices” from the Sathosa outlets as supplies to these shops have been increased the announcement said.
(Colombo, October 13, 2020)
Reported by Arjuna Ranawana

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