The gazette notification for the marketing imported and local rice at a fixed price was issued at midnight yesterday.
Accordingly, Samba rice variety, excluding Keeri Samba and Sooduru Samba, is to be sold at 80 rupees a kilo, while Nadu rice is to be sold at 72 rupees a kilo.
The controlled price of a kilo of Kekulu rice is 70 rupees per kilo.
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake emphasized that rice must be sold at the controlled price enacted by the government.
He stated this responding to questions raised by journalists yesterday in Colombo.
Meanwhile, a vessel belonging to the Pakistani air force carrying 25,000 kilos of White Kekulu rice arrived in the country yesterday.