Bakery production, including bread, will come to a standstill in the next two or three days, said All Ceylon Bakery Owners’ Association President N. K. Jayawardene.
He said 50% of bakeries have stopped production due to the price increase of ingredients and due to the prevalent fuel crisis. The rest too will grind to a halt soon.
“We informed the Minister of Power and Energy about the fuel shortage but we received no response yet,” he stated.
Bakery production falls under the essential services category.
Nothing has been done to save the bakery industry so far, Jayawardene added.