The All Island Canteen Owners Association says the price of a packet of rice and a cup of plain tea will be further increased from tomorrow.
President of the Association Asela Sampath speaking to NewsRadio said the price of a packet of rice will be increased by Rs.20 while a cup of tea will be increased by Rs.5.
Sampath attributed the decision to the current vegetable prices in the market, adding that all vegetables have increased by Rs.300.
Sampath added in order to ensure a nutritious meal, vegetables such as beans, carrots, capsicum, must be included in a packet of rice and therefore a decision was reached to increase prices.
He said the price of a plain tea was also increased owing to a kilogram of sugar exceeding Rs.160.