Fuel subsidy mooted in wake of recent price hike: State Min.

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The Ministry of Transport has proposed the introduction of a fuel subsidy to the people in the wake of the recent fuel price hike, State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe informed Parliament last morning.

State Minister Abeysinghe gave this assurance in response to an oral question raised by Opposition MP Dayasiri Jayasekera where he inquired about the steps the government would take to give some redress to the people in the wake of the ever increasing cost of transportation. “We have been informed that school van owners are also planning to increase their fees in the wake of the fuel price hike. Also I heard some people cursing all 225 of our MPs. They have said Parliament should cave in on top of us, thereby killing us. Can one blame all 225 MPs for the price hike?” he asked.

Mr. Abeysinghe in response said it is unlikely that school vans would increase their fees as the price of diesel had not increased. “Anyway our ministry had proposed the payment of a subsidy to the people in the wake of the recent fuel price hike,” he added. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • samson Saturday, 13 October 2018 05:22 PM

    All 225 and more are responsible for hardships extended to people. Country will have sufficient finance if these duty free vehicles and luxury permits are withdrawn.

    parakum Saturday, 13 October 2018 05:24 PM

    Why don't you display the USOIL / BRENT crude oil price charts on your news items so that the general public can visualise the reason for the rise. And tell the public the price formula is based on this charts?

    hans perlee Sunday, 14 October 2018 07:32 PM

    they will never display the prices of crude oil. By doing so the people will finaly see that this Government is fooling the people.

    Unchikun Saturday, 13 October 2018 05:49 PM

    Yes, all 255 need go. You all belong to one big currupt club. We need new blood and I think I am suitable .

    Dutugamunu1 Saturday, 13 October 2018 05:55 PM

    Government can easily give a fuel subsidy by diverting money allocated for tamashas like Gamperaliya.This is merely a political propaganda for next presidential election.Utter waste of money

    Rohantha Saturday, 13 October 2018 05:56 PM

    What bullshit. Are you going to pay from your pocket. If you increase the fuel price , why you want to give a subsidy. Sorry about the mentality of these people

    Hiran Saturday, 13 October 2018 06:11 PM

    What is the purpose of a pricing formula if you introduce a subsidy afterwards?

    Kamal Saturday, 13 October 2018 06:40 PM

    We wish all 222 to drown in Diyawannawa.

    Arnold Saturday, 13 October 2018 07:43 PM

    This will create a lot of corruption.

    suresh Saturday, 13 October 2018 08:04 PM

    The people curse you lot not just for the fuel hike. Excessive spending, foreign trips, 600k chairs, car permits just to name a few.

    Modaya Saturday, 13 October 2018 08:50 PM

    Hope elections come and go every three months so that rulers cannot ignore voters rather than concentrate only on their welfare such luxury vehicles, luxury chairs and luxury overseas trips etc....

    k.soysa Sunday, 14 October 2018 03:00 AM

    REMOVE all subsidies, free allowances, tax free permits from everyone, starting from M.Ps etc. Then remove ALL subsidies. Eventually, this will come, only we need a realistic leadership.

    Clement Rodrigo Sunday, 14 October 2018 11:22 AM

    Pay for your own fuel consumption and talk wise later.

    Sambo Sunday, 14 October 2018 06:24 PM

    Dear Sir, School vans and three wheelers are blood suckers in this country. They want the public to upkeep their well being. They charge 50% even during holidays. Please don't make decisions politically based anticipating the vote.

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