Local News: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has issued a notice from the Extraordinary Gazette concerning the adjustment of the Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) for rice.
The notification in the Gazette, signed by CAA Chairman Major General (Retired) Shantha Dissanayake, notes that the revised rates will come into force from today (28).
The new Maximum Retail Prices are as follows:
Keeri Samba – Rs. 120.00 per kilogram
White/Red Samba (Steamed/Boiled – excluding Suduru Samba) – Rs. 98.00 per kilogram
White/Red Raw Samba – Rs. 98.00 per kilogram
White/Red Nadu (Steamed/Boiled – excluding Mottaikarupan and Attakari) – Rs. 96.00 per kilogram
White/Red Raw Rice – Rs. 93.00
No importer, producer, distributor or trader are allowed to sell or expose/offer/display for sale the listed varieties of rice, above the new Maximum Retail Prices.