Maximum retail price imposed on rice and sugar

A maximum retail price has been imposed on sugar and rice with effect from today (September 02). 

Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Major General (Retd.) Shantha Dissanayake has issued a Gazette notification in this regard.

Accordingly, the maximum retail price of white sugar has been fixed at as Rs. 122 per kg (unpacketed) and Rs. 125 per kg (packeted) while the maximum retail price of brown sugar or red sugar is listed as Rs. 125 per kg (unpacketed) and Rs. 128 per kg (packeted).

Meanwhile the maximum retail price of keeri samba has been fixed at Rs. 125/- per kg, white/red samba – steamed/boiled (excluding suduru samba) – Rs. 103/- per kg, white/red nadu – steamed/boiled (excluding mottaikarupan and attakari) – Rs. 98/- per kg and white/red raw rice – Rs. 95/- per kg. (Colombo Gazette)