Retailers announced that they are reverting to selling dhal and canned fish at normal rates.
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) issued a gazette notification in March imposing a Maximum Retail Price (MRP) on dhal and canned fish.
Accordingly the MRP on dhal was Rs. 65 a kilo and canned fish (425g) at Rs. 100.
However, the cabinet had last week decided to lift the MRP and sell dhal and canned fish through the Sathosa Co-operative stores at the control price.
As a result, retailers have now announced that they will be reverting to the normal price with immediate effect.
Keells announced that with effect from 15 April a kilo of dhal will be sold at Rs. 134 and canned fish (425g) Rs. 192. (Colombo Gazette)