Prices of three food items to be increased

In addition to the increase in gas prices, the eatery owners have been plunged from the frying pan into the fire, said the Canteen Owners  Association.

Under the current circumstances, they will be compelled to increase the food prices, said its national organiser Asela Sampath.

He further said, “The All Ceylon Canteen Owners Association will meet today and take a decision on increasing the price of food items. We have already focussed on increasing the price of three food items. Accordingly, we will decide on a price for lunch packets, milk tea and short eats. We intend to implement this price revision through the Consumer Affairs Authority,” he added.

The price of gas was increased from midnight yesterday. Accordingly, a 12.5 kg cylinder of Litro gas has been increased by Rs. 110.00.

Taking into consideration the cost of transport and other additional expenses, gas prices were  increased further in the outer areas.