Oct 13, Colombo: In a pre-budget move, Sri Lanka government has increased the registered prices of two more essential consumer goods.
Accordingly, the registered price of a kilo of chicken has been increased by Rs. 30. The new price of a kilo of chicken is Rs. 425.
The poultry producers were demanding the Consumer Affairs Authority to increase the price of chicken due to the increase in prices of feed and other needs in the industry.
Sri Lanka government also increased the price of cement. The retail price of a 50 kilo bag of cement has been increased by Rs. 68 - 85, Consumer Affairs Authority announced. The retail price of a 50 kilo bag of cement will be around Rs. 925 with this increase.
Although the cement companies had requested a price hike due to increased world market prices, the Consumer Affairs Authority did not approve it in September.
The price increases are effective from today (October 13).