Rice, sprats price to reduce from midnight, today


Co-operative Wholesale Establishment Chairman T.M.K.B. Tennakoon said that the price of eight types of rice and sprats will reduce from midnight, today.

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday instructed the relevant officials to take immediate measures to reduce the prices of some essential items to alleviate the burden on the people.

During the meeting held at the President’s office, the President instructed Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to import 500,000 metric tonnes of rice and to announce price reductions for all rice varieties sold through CWE (Sathosa) today.

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