British Asia News Network
Sri Lanka: President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant authorities not to increase essential food items during the festive season so to avoid food shortages. He announced this during the chairing of the Cost Of living Committee special meeting held at the Presidents Secretariat yesterday evening.
The President advised the officials of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to monitor retail outlets and if any price violations of essential food items to take legal actions on the violators. Instructions have been given to the CAA officials to exhibit retail price index by traders.
Members of the Food importers’ Associations, Ministry Secretaries, Finance Ministry and Trade Ministry officials participated at this meeting.