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* Government to provide a 'relief package' of essential items for festive season
Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 02:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 15, Colombo: The government has decided to issue a relief package containing eight essential consumer items at concessionary prices to ease the Cost of Living burden on people during the festive season.

This decision was taken at a meeting held at Temple Trees under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with the participation of Ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Rishad Bathiudeen and representatives from various state and private institutions.

The relief pack will include Rice, Dhal, Sugar, Sprats, B Onions, Potatoes and canned fish. The 'relief pack' will be issued to the market through the subsidized price markets that will be established countrywide with private sector participation and Sathosa outlets.

The Prime Ministerís Office in a press release said the measure was taken by the government to provide several essential consumer items of which prices have escalated in recent times, to the consumers at an affordable price matched against the manufacturing cost of such commodities.

The government also decided to provide concessions for all state and private institutions involved in this endeavor in the form of subsidized electricity billing and special income tax relief measures. Several leading super market chains including Cargills Food City, Laugfs, Arpico, Keells Super and Wickramaratne Private Company Limited have agreed to join this program.


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