The All Island Restaurant Owners’ Association says the prices of food items at restaurants will be increased due to the impending increase in prices of bakery products from Monday.
Speaking to NewsRadio, President of the Association Asela Sampath said the decision to increase prices of bakery products, following the government’s decision to increase the price of sugar and other essential commodities, is justifiable.
He said bakery owners’ decision to increase the price of bread and other bakery products is not focused on inconveniencing the government or the public.
He claimed the industry was in turmoil owing to the increase in prices of ingredients used in bakery products and therefore claimed the move is justified.
Sampath claimed that many restaurants have closed owing to the coronavirus, with only small scale shops opened for the sake of essential workers.
Accordingly, he said half a loaf of bread and dhal curry sold at shops will be increased to Rs.150 while a plain tea will be increased to Rs.25 from Monday.