Troubling times have occurred due to rising prices of wheat flour and the shortages, forcing bakery owners to increase the prices of bakery products.
As of now, the two major companies that import wheat have suspended their imports and the price of one kilogram of flour imported from India has increased to Rs. 350.
In the backdrop, the All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association stated that they will have to increase the prices of bakery products including bread.
Accordingly, the the price of a loaf of bread sold at a price of around Rs. 170 – 190 will have to be increased to Rs. 250, said Union President N.K. Jayawardena.