Canteen Owners Association states that the price of a lunch packet will be increased by Rs. 10 from today (19th).
The organizer of the Association Asela Sampath said yesterday they have to increase the price of a lunch packet after considering the prices of rice that are being increased day by day.
According to him the average price for a vegetable food packet would be Rs.110, a fish food packet will by Rs.140 and a chicken food packet will be Rs.170.
Mr. Asela Sampath said there is no shortage of rice in the country but some businessmen are hiding the rice to create an artificial shortage to sell it for higher prices. He said the government has failed to control the price of rice and challenged authorities to conduct an island wide raid to find hidden rice being stored.