Prices of many essential commodities have declined, bringing down the Cost of Living.
Prices of coconut, chicken, eggs and vegetables are on the decline as these items are available in abundance in the market, with a dearth experienced in the past. The Government took appropriate action to import items which were in shortage during the festive season and providing relief to the consumers. It also enabled to shatter the market mafia. The Army is also mediating in purchasing vegetables from the cultivators in villages, transporting them to Colombo and selling at low rates to prevent hike in prices. This allowed the consumers to breathe a sigh of relief. Also the increased salaries will be received by the workers from this month. The Government is confident that this would be of much relief to the public to bring down their cost of living.