Accordingly, laws will be brought against the hoarding of essential foodstuffs including rice and sugar, price gouging and other malpractices and irregularities in wholesale and retail trade. The prices of essential foods will be set according to Government guaranteed prices or prices prevailing at the point of import. The Government will ensure that the consumer gets the essentials at affordable prices.
Moreover, Maj. Gen. M.D.S.P. Niwunhella has been appointed as the Commissioner General of Essential Services with immediate effect.