Written by Zulfick Farzan
11 Mar, 2022 | 1:57 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); The price of multiple goods in Sri Lanka were increased with effect on Friday (10), after the government allowed the currency to float.
Here’s a list of what was increased on #PriceHikeFriday:
1. Fuel Prices:
Lanka IOC raised petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 50/- and Rs. 75/-, respectively.
Octane 92 rose by 24.5% to a record Rs. 254/- a liter while diesel soared 54% to Rs. 214/-
2. Bread Price:
All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association increased the price of a loaf of bread by Rs. 30/-.
The new price will be between Rs. 110/- and Rs. 130/-.
3. Wheat Flour Price:
PRIMA said that One kilogram of Wheat Flour was increased by a price between Rs. 35/- to Rs.45/-.
4. Three Wheeler Fares :
Three-wheelers drivers want to increase the base fare for the first kilometer to Rs. 80/-.
5. Rice Pack / Kottu / Short-eats :
The Price of a rice packet will go up by Rs. 20/-, Kottu up by Rs. 10/-, and Short Eats by up by Rs 5/-.
6. Airline Tickets :
The price of airline tickets has increased by 27%, said Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority.
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