The All Ceylon Bakery Owners’ Association says that there will be a huge shortage of bread in the future due to the dollar shortage in the country.
“There will inevitably be a huge shortage of bread in the future. We had a discussion with the flour companies yesterday. They say we can give as much flour as we want, the problem is in dollars, they only get a 10% of the dollars they need. Ordinary people will have to face situations where they cannot get a loaf of bread even if they stay in a queue. It is a pity to say that a bundle of flour which was less than Rs. 5000 has gone up to Rs. 7500 yesterday ”
The President of the All Ceylon Bakery Owners’ Association N.K. Jayawardena stated this addressing a media briefing held yesterday (07).
Shop owners and restaurant owners also say that there is a shortage of wheat flour in the market at present.