Government removes control price of essential goods including milk powder

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The government has decided to remove price controls over essential items including flour, milk powder, cement and domestic Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas, Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna said.

The Government has taken this decision after a special discussion between the President and the Cabinet this evening (07).

However, Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna stated that even if the control price is removed, strict action will be taken against those who increase prices in a manner that inconveniences the consumers.