Prices of essential food items increased by 30% – 40%

Prices of essential food items increased by 30% – 40%

Prices of essential food items increased by 30% – 40%

Written by Amani Nilar

15 Mar, 2022 | 8:12 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Essential Foods Importers’ Association says that the prices of many essential food items have increased by 30% to 40%.

Its media spokesperson, Nihal Seneviratne stated that the price increases were caused due to the prevailing dollar crisis.

Prices of many items were increased last Friday (10) and Sunday (13), with an increase in bus fares being recorded from today (15).

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