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Prices of many essential commodities to remain the same for the next 6 months.

The Ministry of Finance, issuing a statement says that there is no truth in certain media reports that taxes on essential food items have been increased by the gazette notification released on the 18th of this month. The said gazette notification only affirms that the tax percentages enforced as given in the gazette notification dated 19th July 2017, remain the same. Thereby, under the said gazette notification, the prices of goods will not see an increase and consumers can continue to purchase under the existing prices for the next 6 months.

Meanwhile, Sathosa has announced the prices of many essential commodities. Thereby, a kilo of white raw rice is 62 rupees. The price of a kilo of locally produce red rice is 73 rupees. A kilo of locally produced Samba rice will be sold at 82 rupees, while a kilo of imported Samba rice will be sold at 69 rupees. A kilo of imported Nadu Rice will be priced at 68 rupees. A kilo of imported big onions will be sold at 142 rupees, while a kilo of potatoes will be sold at 95 rupees. A kilo of red dhal can be purchased at 113 rupees. A kilo of white sugar will be priced at 100 rupees. A tin of canned fish weighing 425 grams will be sold at 149 rupees.