Prices of rice, fried rice, biriyani and kottu had been increased by Rs. 10 with immediate effect following the recent VAT increase, Chairman of the All-Island Canteen Owners’ Association, Asela Sampath told The Island yesterday.
He said that the VAT increase from 11 percent to 15 percent had compelled eatery owners jack up prices as there was no other way of recovering the loss.
He said the prices of all bakery products except that of bread had been increased.
(Source: The Island – By Pradeep Samarakoon)