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Fuel prices increased from midnight Thursday

5 July 2018 10:26 pm - 45     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The prices of fuel would be increased with effect from midnight, the Finance Ministry Sources said.

Accordingly, the prices of fuel per litre will be increased as follows:

Petrol (Octane 92) will be increased by Rs.8 to Rs.145, Petrol (Octane 95) will be increased by Rs.7 to Rs.155, One litre of Auto Diesel increased by Rs.9 to Rs.118 and One litre of Super Diesel will be increased by Rs.10 to Rs.129, however, the price of Lanka Kerosene will remain at Rs.70.

Fuel Type Earlier Price Price Increased by New Price
Petrol (Octane 92) Rs.137 Rs.8 Rs.145
Petrol (Octane 95) Rs.148 Rs.7 Rs.155
Auto Diesel Rs.109 Rs.9 Rs.118
Super Diesel Rs.119 Rs.10 Rs.129
Lanka Kerosene Rs.70 - -
Lanka Industrial Kerosene Rs.110 - -
Lanka Furnace Oil 800 Rs.80 - -
Lanka Furnace Oil 1500 Rs.80 - -
Lanka Furnace Oil 3500 Rs.80 - -

Ministry sources said the price revise was earlier scheduled to come into effect every two months. This prices will be effective only for a week. For the benefit of the people, the price formulating committee had decided to revise the fuel prices once a week.

Sources said the latest price change would be applicable only for one week.

However, there would be no increase in kerosene prices. The prices of fuel including kerosene were increased on May 10, 2018, as well. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

LIOC also increases fuel prices​

  Comments - 45

  • Royce Thursday, 05 July 2018 10:44 PM

    What the hell !!!!

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 06 July 2018 09:13 AM

    Bear it up or you go to HELL.

    Sonali Friday, 06 July 2018 09:32 AM

    You can bet the tri shaw's will be running with the meter turned off from today. Thank you Finance ministry for helping make our lives a living hell.

    Leel Friday, 06 July 2018 10:07 AM

    Wait, next electrcit then water. Then go to hell.

    Rasheed Friday, 06 July 2018 12:04 PM

    Leel, they knew the outcome at the next election, try to get the maximum before the election.

    Noamd Thursday, 05 July 2018 10:53 PM

    Well atleast something that the governments keeps to their word... They said a revision will happen every 2 months for the fuel prices and yes, it is happening... This will only affect the general public and not the VVIPs traveling with their convoys... what a shame this country has become!

    GH Friday, 06 July 2018 12:26 AM

    Where is the government? Where is the words? Do you still feel there is a government ruling the country?

    Sonali Friday, 06 July 2018 10:18 AM

    We are being ruled by an oligarchy. We'd better accept that.

    Tax Payer Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:18 PM

    So, is this how the CPC is helping bankrupt Srilankan airlines balance its fuel debts?

    Anonymous Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:20 PM

    Yay!! More parippu for us! Good luck in the upcoming elections guys. You are in for a treat!

    Premalal Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:21 PM

    We have a government which is at sixes and sevens, does not know whether it is coming or going. Now wait for the cascading effects such as transport et al. We are heading for anarchy dictated by the IMF. Is the so called all powerful executive President brain dead?

    Unchikun Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:26 PM

    The equation This reminds me of our Pythagorus.

    Rambo Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:36 PM

    Gas Down fuel up haa haa...

    Pop Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:39 PM

    Great job. We have an super government that really is finding good solutions to increase the burden of the man. Keep up the good work..

    Dil Friday, 06 July 2018 12:01 AM

    Are you happy with the change?

    Dave Friday, 06 July 2018 02:03 AM

    After Vijakala show prices up , Ranil your the man.You can full the south at will ... Once more the winner issssRanil.

    Ram Friday, 06 July 2018 03:14 AM

    First the"Bait was given to the people by reducing the Gas Prices, in the next breadth before the people enjoyed the reduction of gas increased the petrol prices.Brilliance of the government is shown to the hilt.

    senaratne Friday, 06 July 2018 04:50 AM

    looks like UNP has given up politics. Can they ever face an election like this?

    Gihan Friday, 06 July 2018 04:57 AM

    This is a very good move. We cannot afford to be importing fuel for the excessive number of vehicles now polluting and causing congestion on our roads.

    thumilan Friday, 06 July 2018 05:14 AM

    yes all the kings and queens in the legislature will not be affected as they will continue to enjoy tax free salaries ,free fuel ,duty free Rs 35MN) vehicle ,tax free allowances whist staging dramas to distract the public this increase could be termed as ""Vijayakala "' special

    do it now Friday, 06 July 2018 05:37 AM

    Now fix the problem with CPC. At least make it breakeven. Restructuring CPC or eliminate excess workforce is the only solution to sustain CPC.

    George Friday, 06 July 2018 05:48 AM

    This country and the baffoons are getting sick day by day

    nihal Friday, 06 July 2018 08:54 AM

    extra burden people have to bear just because of rampant corruption, mismanagement. and mishandling of public money.

    Ramesh Friday, 06 July 2018 09:23 AM

    Hy dont you all follow the international news. Do you all know that fuel Prices have increased in the world market and they are trying to get Iran to reduce the price.Please follow the news

    Jude Friday, 06 July 2018 09:34 AM

    This is too much Government get loans from all over the world and we get stuck with the same, since we're the people who pays all these, So that's why we are unable to Raise our Heads in Our Country,

    Mangala Friday, 06 July 2018 09:35 AM

    New york times, we need another article.

    lgchandana Friday, 06 July 2018 09:58 AM

    That's no big problem.

    Abu Umar Friday, 06 July 2018 10:30 AM

    The increase is probably to compensate the losses inured by CPC due to the long over dues from Sri Lankan and CEB. What a country we are living in!!!

    Jhon Friday, 06 July 2018 10:54 AM

    Are happy now- Obata sathutui da dan...?

    SL Friday, 06 July 2018 11:07 AM

    we the common people are paying at least 40-50% tax if all direct and indirect taxes are calculated.however all the minister and parliamentarians are enjoying vehicle permits and all other luxuries.

    Tom Friday, 06 July 2018 11:15 AM

    Thank you for helping the joint opposition they will sweep the election Mangala is this your game plan

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 06 July 2018 11:18 AM

    You should stay fair. What can the government do when the world market price rises. The world market price fluctuates constantly and will be again cheaper. If the government subsidizes the fuel prices, then also people have to pay for fuel, who have no vehicle at all. Weekly pricing is a big advantage. By the way the fuel prices in Sri Lanka are cheap.

    KEERTHI Friday, 06 July 2018 01:28 PM

    For the people who have no vehicles also will suffer due to increse tranport charges as well as prices of other goods including food also will increase.

    Jehan Friday, 06 July 2018 02:43 PM

    Then why did they give an election promise to reduce it?

    Ranjith Friday, 06 July 2018 11:48 AM

    Good thank you for killing the people alive.Please go for fresh election n give power to who can do RW go home

    dravid Friday, 06 July 2018 12:03 PM

    I dont think anyone needs to really panic as this is a good move,A revsion every week based on world prices is a fair way to go, so similar to increase price whenever the the world price goes down, the consumer also benefits.Lets allow the country to follow some good systems and most comments here are typical Sri lankan comments - where we expect everything free and the way we want as we speak without responsibility most times

    Rasheed Friday, 06 July 2018 12:15 PM

    Get the maximum while in power and jump to other side when the election is closer.

    Jayalat Friday, 06 July 2018 12:15 PM

    Yes.very corect RW and your battalion must go HOME

    Sanath Friday, 06 July 2018 01:23 PM

    This is getting in to unbearable heights. These fellows enjoy all free, and on top of ot, they get Santa Claus grants from PPT and such like whereas the public has grind their teeth and bear. One day this pressure is going to explode. We all must curse these basterds.

    Newton Friday, 06 July 2018 01:39 PM

    The most in efficient President,PM and Ministers and government in history GO Home soon

    Derick Friday, 06 July 2018 02:06 PM

    Great advantage for MR and team ,major win at next election.Thanks UNP for the follish decision

    Dee Friday, 06 July 2018 02:18 PM

    Hope this will ease the tourture of traveling. Everyone wants to get on the road in a car. Crazy. Walking is faster.

    Sam Friday, 06 July 2018 02:39 PM

    Hello. I'm Still Lankan and I deserve to have everything for free or subsidized. I should have a government job where I do nothing for a big salary and get car permits. Listen to yourselves. In China everyone wants to work hard for the country. Here they want to rob it.

    RHM Friday, 06 July 2018 02:42 PM

    Gov need a proper training to manage the public better a overseas.

    Samson Friday, 06 July 2018 04:02 PM

    Please all these comments to President,PM and the Ministers.Let them know their status n situation

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