President enforces emergency regulations on five essential items

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today enforced emergency regulations on five essential items.

The President’s Office said that under the powers vested in terms of the section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared emergency regulations formulated as per the section 5 on essential food supply, with effect from midnight today, by enforcing directives under the section ii of the Ordinance.

The authorized officers will be able to take steps to provide essential food items at concessionary rate to the public by purchasing stocks of essential food items including paddy, rice and sugar, at government guaranteed prices or based on the Customs value on imported goods to prevent market irregularities which are causing inconvenience to consumers due to concealing of stocks of essential food items including paddy, rice and sugar and to prevent selling them at higher prices. This will be implemented in such a way that the loans granted to purchase stocks from the State Banks could be recovered from the borrowers.

Major General M. D. S. P. Niwunhella has been appointed as the Commissioner General of Essential Services to coordinate the supply of paddy, rice, sugar and other consumer goods that are essential to maintain the livelihood of the people. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Everyone I know who voted for SLPP are all suddenly pretending as though they never voted for them hahaha…

    What a royal screw up this Government has turned out to be 2/3 voters hiding in shame.

    UNP is gearing up to clean up the mess created by the Rajapaksa family once again.

    Voters have learned the bitter lesson that SLPP is just a bunch of crooks who don’t care about the citizens at all…

    • Reveal your identity, you could be a western or Indian propaganda machine. Facebook has blocked the Taliban’s account. Now Sri Lanka gets extra attention, must be Indian traffic ;–)))

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