Food prices surged at Parliament cafeteria
The food prices at the Parliament cafeteria have been increased, based on an understanding reached with the House Committee of Parliament due to the economic situation of the country.
Accordingly, the price of a meal provided to a MP has increased by Rs. 100. Previously, a meal provided to parliament members cost Rs. 200.
In addition, the price of a meal provided to journalists visiting Parliament for coverage, which was sold for Rs. 100, has increased up to Rs. 150.
The food prices of the parliamentary employees were revised earlier, and will continue to remain in effect.
Meanwhile, the House Committee has also agreed to limit the types of food provided to MPs and other groups from the parliamentary dining hall.
The amount spent on food provided by the Parliament of Sri Lanka is said to be nearly Rs. 150 million per year.