CPC, LIOC increase fuel prices

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The price of a litre of diesel has been increased by Rs.31 with effect from midnight today. The price of a litre of petrol has been increased by Rs.12 and Kerosene by Rs.35 with effect from midnight today, the CPC said. LIOC have also decided to increase the price of petrol and diesel to correspond with the CPC hike.

Long queues were reported at petrol stations island-wide due to the impending hike.

Watch the Daily Mirror video on the price hike below
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  • hik Monday, 13 February 2012 07:09 AM


    Rizvi Monday, 13 February 2012 06:59 AM

    Correct, for once and for all....

    Meera Saturday, 11 February 2012 05:00 PM

    still our inflation is below 5%.

    rajah Saturday, 11 February 2012 05:14 PM

    wonnder of asia,,,,,,,,

    dxb Saturday, 11 February 2012 05:52 PM

    have another 'Deyata Kirula’ to cover this

    deva Saturday, 11 February 2012 06:22 PM

    very good

    EnEff Saturday, 11 February 2012 06:59 PM

    Dr Cabraal, are u there? IMF, here we come!

    Zamri Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:14 PM

    This the reason i love my president giving such a great news..!

    Nodrog Monday, 13 February 2012 08:20 AM

    No elections in sight so increase galore. Tighten up guys, harder times ahead.

    Warna Monday, 13 February 2012 08:14 AM

    People are gradually getting dividends from the government after finishing off the tiger war

    Kolomba Kaka Sunday, 12 February 2012 12:58 AM

    This is 25% increase and will have a tremendous impact on the day to day cost of iving which the govt is not at all concerned of. REALLY DISGUSTING THERE IS NO EFFECTIVE PROTEST!

    KJ Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:22 AM

    rata perata... With all hikes..

    Lanka Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:13 AM

    Not sure why the Kerosene is increased by Rs. 35.00 which effect the poor but the Petrol only by Rs.12.00

    mohan Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:38 AM

    Kerosene and Diesel price will reflect in vegetable price soon, sri Lanka have most expensive fuel price in Asia.

    fazli Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:11 AM

    So this is what was 'found' in Mannar ?

    Aristotle Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:27 AM

    This is the result of massive lending for unproductive projects ,building roads to nowhere and doctored economic statistics. Talk Greece.

    Janu Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:56 AM

    Spineless, opposition is responsible for this.. Ignorant government do anything they want because of the spineless opposition. Common Sri lankans deserve better...

    Roshan Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:12 AM

    Sri Lanka is getting worse day by day by this dumb politicians

    Mifras Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:14 AM

    Diesel-31, Patrol -12; WoW, That's y i love my government giving such great news..!

    Parak Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:10 AM

    It 's really good move at least to divide the losses equally among all. At least now others know what petrol vehicle owners paid for decades in giving subsidies for the other two types. If you consume you need pay. Do not expect others to pay for you.

    kandyboy Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:19 AM

    If there is a protest will u join in ? u people will will stay at home instead. If this happens in India everyone will join but not Sri Lankans thats why any government can increase prices of which ever goods or services by any amount they wish.

    fazli Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:29 AM

    Lets preserve our forests. Soon that will be our neighborhood.

    prag Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:42 AM

    finish living..... people need to start walking....

    chamila Monday, 13 February 2012 02:29 AM

    why this kola veri da.....

    Ahamadeen Ijad Monday, 13 February 2012 02:44 AM

    no one can bring down fuel price due to sanctions on Iran. Not the opposition, not the JVP not SF.

    Nodrog Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:58 AM

    All were queuing up to fill their tanks last evening. Wonder how much they saved and how much fuel they spent in the queue?

    Sandeepa Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:01 AM

    GOD BLESS SRI LANKA!!!!!!!!!

    Ayam Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:15 AM

    We are not strong...we should protest like Nigeria

    Nodrog Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:15 AM

    Cut down fuel allowances to MPs. Let them also feel the pain of the pinch.

    Ajith Monday, 13 February 2012 02:53 AM

    But Still we vote for them ah...?

    Sugath Monday, 13 February 2012 03:17 AM

    Should keep with new innovation of Petrol cooker , not Kerosene cooker

    Modaya Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:38 AM

    This is a good lesson for the poor of this banana repub. These damn brutes are the ones who went against General SF.

    fazli Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:38 AM

    In the end whats happens. This column will be nomore tomorrow. And we get used to this until another price hike.
    This is the avg sri lankan way. Absolutely frustrating. By the way
    where is the petroleum minister these days ?

    Ajo Monday, 13 February 2012 03:30 AM

    CPC should have been more proactive than this..... they failed in their hedging deal, now they shown their efficiency too......
    WHAT A COUNTRY???? (E.g. of Mismanagement)

    Backstreet Boys Monday, 13 February 2012 03:33 AM

    people will stand on the road, winge and grumble watch the commuters suffer while the PBO goes on strike...and then its just another day in paradise... This what some people call Development and Economical Progress........ whats next ?

    ase Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:59 AM

    jana, not the opposition, the greedy poiticos who chang the party for money, so how the hell do you expect to build up a strong opposition ??? do you want me to name them ??

    fazli Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:01 AM

    In my town yesterday 'suddenly' fuel was out of stock, until
    Police ordered to issue. This morning freely available. These crocs must be first done with coz they are those who create panic, escalate the problem. Coming few days top to toe we wil see a set of new price list at grocery shops.

    ase Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:03 AM

    now who is paying for what ???? think befor you write.

    Bakamuna Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:33 AM

    we are like the blind in a on eyed mans land, he is going to do everything he wishes and we just sit and do nothing...

    V, Puran Appu Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:45 AM

    That's it.

    I am starting a bull farm.

    In a year or two we might have to go back to bullock carts.

    RUHUNU KOLLA Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:06 AM

    This is Mahind's real DAYATA KIRULA !

    Krishna Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:27 AM

    Dear P better keep the price D 200/P250/K150 let this price for another one year then no problem for any one Gov can make some godd income and pepole will get us for all

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:41 AM

    It is time all the so called "patriots" got together and started riding on Bullock Carts. Jaya Wewa!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:31 AM

    Sing-a-long all "patriots" : "Hanika Yaman Pulli Gono..." and ride on bullock carts.

    Shai Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:44 AM

    We will do that once start drillin in the sea. Sl got oil or not, we as ordinary people are not going to have any benifits.

    Tharaka Chanaka Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:45 AM

    20million dollar bonus from pakistan, and people cant afford to go to travel to the pakistani embassy here now

    Chat Sunday, 12 February 2012 07:23 AM

    This happened because Sri Lanka is no more getting any discounted fuel from Iran. As a member of United Nations ; Sri Lanka have to adhere to the embargoes applied on Iran of their oil exports.

    satha Sunday, 12 February 2012 07:31 AM

    This is so disgusting... shame on the government the way this is going is gonna end up sri lanka like somalia :P

    After all they cannot defend the oil price and milk price but they have all the freaking money to build lotus tower which is of no use to the suffering citizens of the country :P

    Utter shame

    Amdan Sunday, 12 February 2012 08:10 AM

    Very well said Kandyboy...

    jacoob Sunday, 12 February 2012 08:05 AM

    First the war
    Then the diaspora
    after that dollar
    then fuel
    Next 13+++
    next in line possibly war crimes
    Over to you triple gem !!

    Careem Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:57 PM

    keep away the white elephants - is not too late to do this .

    lk Sunday, 12 February 2012 08:51 AM

    We are way too elite to take to the streets unlike our neighbors.

    kaputakukula Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:19 AM

    Calm down boys! till we get the juice from Mannar oil wells???

    Misunderstood Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:46 AM

    Can you guarantee the protesters will be dealt with just manner. Not the Syrian style!!

    anura Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:58 AM

    Too many politicians and their staff , vehciles and goons who are dependent on public money. This systems is not good for a very small country Sri Lanka. we would have been better off with a king like old days not this many blood sukcers in the guise of democracy. we will soon see highst prices(like electricity tarifs, gas, taxes etc) for anything in the world. no wonder its a wonder of asia.

    Nobo Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:50 AM

    Is there no one here smart enough to understand that this is not because of the government or anyone here for that matter but because of the EU and USA tryin to play Big Brother and dictate to the world wt to do! We are in this mess because they are messing with the energy market in Asia!

    Dont think in such a provincial mentality!

    chat Sunday, 12 February 2012 10:37 AM

    I have. And did comment. Just a bit above your comment.

    ARJ2012 Sunday, 12 February 2012 10:59 AM

    Do you even have any idea of the local scene? Don't Go beyond borders if you don't know whats happening in you backyard!! EU and USA have better things to do! lol...

    Fernando K.i.S Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:02 AM

    Rata Apayata....

    Dee Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 AM

    Well said, actually only the middle class use petrol, Someday our people should feel the reality.

    hksunil Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:30 AM

    What is happening to the hedging deal...inferior petrol case...(under the carpet as expected by many!!)

    manjula Monday, 13 February 2012 05:28 AM

    don't be suprised, this is mirracle of asia.

    Imran Hussein Monday, 13 February 2012 05:29 AM

    Well according to a jack ass anthony we have a king (more than a king) right?

    DXB1 Sunday, 12 February 2012 12:28 PM


    Samayan Monday, 13 February 2012 05:40 AM

    Dear Minister, Increase another Rs. 101 per ltr and reduce Rs,26.00 then people will happy.you also can recover little losses, corruption and wastage at least for another 3 months.

    Riyazi-Dorking Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:00 PM

    It`s pay back time for the voters who vote for them but feel sorry for others !!

    Asitha Monday, 13 February 2012 05:50 AM

    Dear brad mentality man. Are you paid for this and compensated by government, But we are not.

    diluk Monday, 13 February 2012 05:52 AM

    This government always try to hide their weakness by giving various excuses for fuel hike. People are not fools to believe this! ''LOKE UTHUM RATA LANKAWAI SIRI LANKAWAI!

    manjula Abu Dhabi Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:50 PM

    Use petrol to light the lamps and use kerosene for cars

    gajan99 Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:55 PM

    Government need money too. We just had "Dayata kirula."

    Thaha Muzammil Monday, 13 February 2012 06:45 AM

    Don't worry. Our Pres will intervene and reduce the cost of fuel, marginally "out of love of love of the people" expecting big media hype.

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 13 February 2012 06:45 AM

    Agreed totally with you Kandyboy... This is not to blame anybody, even I do not participate in a street protest.

    Thaha Muzammil Monday, 13 February 2012 06:58 AM

    Valentine Day gift from Prema J.

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