Govt. imposes maximum retail price for face masks
The Government has imposed maximum retail prices on face masks.
Accordingly, the maximum retail price for a disposable face mask is Rs. 15 while an ‘N95’ mask is Rs. 150.
Sri Lanka is currently facing a shortage of face masks due to high demand over an impending coronavirus outbreak.
Many retailers are reported to have sold face masks at prices exceeding Rs.500 .
The general public has been advised by the public health authorities to wear face masks as a precaution against virus.