The Ministry of Industry and Commerce a short while ago (Thursday 14th) announced control prices imposed on 16 essential items effective immediately.
The Gazette notification is expected tomorrow (15 July).
Announcing the list of commodities and the controlled prices at a press conference today, Secretary of the ministry T.M.K.B. Tennakoon stated that the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) is to inspect and instigate legal action against traders who sell the below mentioned items above the control price.
List of commodities and controlled price (per kg):
A kilogram of sugar will be 95 rupees.
A kilogram of wheat flour will be 87 rupees while a kilogram of red dhal will be 169 rupees.
The controlled price of a kilogram of sprats imported from Thailand will be 495 rupees while the variety imported from Dubai will be 410 rupees.
The controlled price of green gram will be 220 rupees. Chicken with skin 410 rupees, skinned chicken will be 495 rupees.
The ministry of Labour and Commerce Affairs stated that an imported kilogram of potatoes should be sold at a maximum price of 120 rupees, big onions 78 rupees and dried chilies at 385 rupees.
In addition a kilo of graam is 260 rupees, a packet of one kilo of imported powdered milk 810 rupees while locally produced powdered milk is 735 rupees.
At the same time, the price of a kilo of dried fish variety Katta has been fixed at 1100 rupees while Salaya variety is fixed 425 rupees. The controlled price of a kilogram of Maldives fish and a tin of Sustagen will be 1500 rupees.