Prices of Essential Food items reduced as election draws close

Prices of Essential Food items reduced as election draws close

Prices of Essential Food items reduced as election draws close

Written by Lahiru Fernando

08 Nov, 2017 | 4:03 pm

Prices of several Essential Food items have been reduced, said the Ministry of Finance.

The said Essential commodities are (per 1 kg);

  • Dry Fish : Before – Rs. 102 tax, Now – Rs. 52 (reduced by 50 rupees)
  • Potatoes: Before – Rs. 40 tax, Now – Rs. 1 (reduced by 39 rupees)
  • Big Onion: Before – Rs. 40 tax, Now – Rs. 1 (reduced by 39 rupees)
  • Sprats: Before – Rs. 11 tax, Now – Rs. 1 (reduced by 10 rupees)
  • Lentils- Whole: Before – Rs. 10 tax, Now – Rs. 1 (reduced by 9 rupees)
  • Lentils- Split: Before – Rs. 15 tax, Now – Rs. 3 (reduced by 12 rupees)
  • Palm Oil / Other Veg. oil – Crude: Before – Rs. 110 tax, Now – Rs. 95 (reduced by 15 rupees)
  • Palm Olen: Before – Rs. 115 tax, Now – Rs. 100 (reduced by 15 rupees)
  • Refine Palm oil: Before – Rs. 135 tax, Now – Rs. 110 (reduced by 25 rupees)
  • Other Veg. oil -Refine: Before – Rs. 130 tax, Now – Rs. 105 (reduced by 25 rupees)
  • Palm Kernel – Crude: Before – Rs. 130 tax, Now – Rs. 105 (reduced by 25 rupees)
  • Refine: Before – Rs. 140 tax, Now – Rs. 110 (reduced by 35 rupees)
  • Coconut oil: Before – Rs. 130 tax, Now – Rs. 105 (reduced by 25 rupees)

The tax reductions will come into effect at midnight, tonight (November 8).

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