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Monday, 19 December 2016 - 7:49
Release state paddy stocks quickly to control price- JVP
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The Consumer Affairs Authority says that there is no controlled price for the price of rice that has gone up.

A Consumer Affairs Authority spokesman told our news team earlier there had been a controlled price for rice.

However, as it was not possible to supply rice at a controlled price as the controlled price that had been in place had been removed.

Meanwhile, the Paddy Marketing Board has decided to release stocks of paddy to rice mill owners in order to control the prices of rice which has increased during this festive season.

At present, the board has a stock of around 209,000 metric tons of paddy.

Speaking to our news team, the Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board M.B. Dissanayake stated that measures have been taken to release some of the stock.

Furthermore, the government has decided to import an extra 10 thousand metric tons of paddy, with the intention of controlling the price of rice.

The Eatery Owners’ Association has decided to increase the price of a packet of rice by 10 rupees as a result of the increase.

Speaking to our news team, the association president, Asela Sampath stated that the prices will be increased effective today.

Meanwhile JVP leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake participating at a function held at Hingurakgoda yesterday also expressed his views regarding the price increase:

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