Ports and Shipping Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena has requested to let him know if there is any economic expert who knows how to keep the price of goods at a lower level locally when international commodity prices are rising.
“The price of gas is decided not by our country. The price of fuel is decided not by our country. The majority of it will be decided internationally.
Therefore, when the prices of international goods go up, we have to increase the prices of these goods. That is the reality.”