Lanka Sathosa, the state-owned wholesale and retail chain, has decided to reduce the prices of five essential food items with effect from today (Dec. 14).
Accordingly, the price of Dhal has been reduced by Rs.4, Wheat Flour by Rs.15, Garlic by Rs.35, Big Onion by Rs.9 per kilogram and Canned fish (local) by Rs.5.
The revised prices are as follows;
- Dhal – Rs.385
- Wheat Flour – Rs.250
- Garlic – Rs.460
- Big Onion – Rs.190
- Canned fish(local) – Rs.490
Meanwhile, Minister of Trade – Nalin Fernando has said that he expected to further slash prices of several essential goods in the coming week.