Former Minister MHA Haleem says the prices of all commodities will increase once again in the near future.
He said regardless of the situation, prices of almost all commodities were cheap during the period of the good governance government.
Haleem speaking to media in Kandy yesterday said the prices have exorbitantly increased adding that the former government first and foremost reduced the prices of essential items after coming into power.
Haleem said the then government also increased state sector salaries and worked towards supporting the public and providing concessions.
He claimed the present government after being elected, provided a Value Added Tax concession, adding it only benefited businessmen and not the common public.