Slashing commodity prices, not possible – Sagala



Senior Adviser on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff – Sagala Ratnayaka has stated that there is no possibility of further reducing the prevailing commodity prices.

He has added that since the rupee is appreciating very slowly, what needs to be done at the present is to take steps to increase the income of the public.

He said that salaries of the public sector have increased by Rs. 10,000 from this year, but that amount is nowhere near enough to cover the expenses considering the increased commodity prices.

Ratnayake also noted that the economy of the country is gradually being strengthened as a result of the procedures implemented by the government.


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