The Consumer Affairs Authority has taken steps to remove control prices on a number of essential commodities, including sugar, dhal, chicken and potatoes.
Accordingly, steps have been taken to remove the maximum retail prices imposed on the relevant items with effect from yesterday (03) by issuing a special gazette notification.
It is reported that 07 new gazette notifications have been canceled by this new gazette notification and the gazette notification regarding the maximum retail price of white and brown sugar imposed on September 02 has been canceled accordingly.
It has also canceled the gazette notification on March 17, 2020 regarding the maximum retail price of lentils, b onions and canned fish.
In addition, the maximum retail price for maize issued on March 12, 2020 will be removed and the gazette notification issued on the same day announcing the maximum retail price for chicken will also be canceled.
The Gazette Notification issued on 6th December 2017 imposing maximum prices on several items including dried fish, coconut, dried chillies, mackerel and on 27th January of the same year will publish the maximum retail prices for dried rice flies, green peas and imported potatoes. The relevant gazette notification states that the gazette notification received has also been canceled by this.
In addition, the gazette notification issued on 14th July 2016 stating the maximum prices for chickpeas, wheat flour and imported milk powder has also been canceled.
It has also taken steps to cancel the gazette notification which had previously published the maximum retail price for rice.
The relevant gazette notification is below,