A wheat flour importing company has requested from the Ministry of corporative and internal trade to increase the price of flour.
An official of the consumer affairs authority stated that the Serendib Company has requested to increase the price of a kilo gram of flour by 10 rupees.
The bakery owners association increased the price of bread by 5 rupees in February.
Meanwhile gas companies and milk powder companies too have requested for a price hike.
However, secretary to the ministry of corporative and internal trade Sunil S Sirisena stated that prices of essential food items will not be increased before the Sinhala New Year.