Large scale rice mill owners have announced revised prices with the removal of the control price imposed on rice.
Accordingly, a kilogram of nadu which was Rs.98 will be sold at Rs.115, while a kilogram of samba will be sold at Rs.140 opposed to the previous price of Rs.103.
A kilogram of keeri samba was previously sold at a controlled price of Rs.125 and will now be sold at Rs.165.
Speaking during a media briefing, a rice businessman Dudley Sirisena said other types of rice will be available for purchase at lower prices.
He said the decision was reached following discussions.
Sirisena said rice mill owners also decided to purchase nadu paddy at Rs.62.50, samba paddy at Rs.70 and keeri samba paddy at Rs.80.