canteens, hotels to be closed due to gas issue


More than 80 percent of canteens and hotels will be closed from tomorrow due to the shortage of domestic Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas, Chief of the All Island Canteen Owners’ Association (AICOA), Asela Sampath said.

He told the Updates news that the gas shortage in the market had become the main issue, in addition to the increase in vegetable prices.

“The canteen owners are facing a critical situation where they are unable to continue with their services,” he said.

Due to the shortage of gas and the price increase of vegetables, the price of vegetable lunch packets has been increased to Rs.180, the Association said.