COLOMBO (News 1st); Restaurant owners in Sri Lanka announced that the prices of a packet of rice and a cup of tea will be increased, given the rising cost of living.Chairman of the All Ceylon Restaurant Owners’ Association, Asela Sampath told a media briefing that the price of a packet of Fried Rice will be increased by Rs.
20/-.The price of a packet of rice with three vegetables will be Rs. 200/-, packet of rice with fish will be Rs. 200/-, packet of rice with Chicken will be Rs.
250/-, he said.The price of plain tea will be increased to Rs. 30, he added.These price revisions are not hurt the government or rip-off the people, but because we cannot continue to engage in this trade under the present market system, said Asela Sampath on.