6,000 out of 7,000 bakeries closed down

The All Island Bakery Owners Association says 6,000 of the 7,000 bakeries in the country have closed owing to the spread of Covid-19.

Chairman NK Jayawardena stated that thousands of employees have lost their jobs and as a result, their dependants are in a severe crisis.

Noting that the bakery industry has not received any concession so far, Jayawardena called on the President and the Prime Minister to provide concessions to the industry.

Even in bakeries which are currently operating, only 10% of the products are being produced, he said.