An increase in the price of gold

There is an increase in the price of the Sri Lankan gold market, say the gold businessmen of Hetty Street, Colombo.

A pound of 22 carat gold, which was priced at 156,000 rupees a few days ago, has risen to 167,000 rupees.

It is also reported that a pound of 24 carat gold, which was 172,000 rupees, has gone up to 182,000 rupees.