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Traders called upon to provide relief for consumers

Dec 16, 2010 10:33:05 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has held discussions with the business community with regard to an immediate control on the high prices of certain consumer items.

The meeting between President Rajapaksa and the Pettah wholesale traders was held at Temple Trees today. Discussions centred at length on the provision of essential commodities for the festive season without a shortage and passing on maximum benefits to the people. Discussions were also held on the contributions Lak-Sathosa and Cooperatives as well as the private sector could make to find immediate solutions in relation to consumer goods. The President gave instructions to maintain required stocks in the market for the festive season and meet the requirements of the consumers without any issues. President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and many senior officials were present at this meeting.