Govt to compensate importers to maintain Dhal and Salmon prices

Govt to compensate importers to maintain Dhal and Salmon prices

Govt to compensate importers to maintain Dhal and Salmon prices

Written by Kumudika Niriella

19 Mar, 2020 | 12:31 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) -The government has decided to compensate the loss incurred by importers when selling Dhal and Salmon at the set controlled price, officials said on Thursday.

This decision was reached at a discussion held between the President’s Secretary and the Importers of Essential Commodities on Wednesday.

An agreement was reached to compensate the loss incurred by these importers, on a weekly basis.

A controlled price of 65 rupees per kilo for Dhal and 100 rupees for a 450 gram tin of salmon, was imposed with effect from Wednesday following the announcement made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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