rade Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that if a price increase of around Rs. 200 is given as requested by the milk powder companies, milk power could be imported, however, the government is not in a position to allow such an increase in prices at this time.

These days, under the covid-19 epidemic, the entire world supply chain is paralyzed. As a result, transport and shipping costs have skyrocketed in every country. Milk powder companies have sought permission from the Consumer Affairs Authority to increase prices at a large rate. But we cannot give such permission at this time ”he said.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena stated this in response to a query made by journalists yesterday