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Gas companies have sought a price hike in the 12.5 kg domestic gas with effect from the 1st of May. The consumer affairs authority will meet tomorrow to review the price of gas under the present formula where the price is reviewed every two months.
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  • Thursday, 29 April 2010 05:39 AM

    The last Minister waxed eloquently saying he was giving the relief to the public by removing the duty on the gas, though it meant a great loss of revenue to the Govt. So, why the increase now? Has the Govt. reimposed the duty? Did they love the people only because of the elections at that time? If the duty is not reimposed there is no need for the increase unless it was an election-gundu for the always carrot-eating masses! Also, the former Prime Minister is on record, advising the people "NOT to believe all what we say on election times!"

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:45 PM

    Interesting... This is going to be the test for new minister. Let's see how he is going to handle this.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:59 PM

    Now that the election is over..............................!

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 05:55 AM

    Good move by Gov. only people in city affected .. any ways they did not vote for UPFA , in village they use bio fuels !

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:02 AM

    Sunny J. The so called "patriotic" people dont need Gas: they use firewood. Very soon you can see them parading on streets like they used to do during Sirimavo's time: Will cook meals without gas; Will eat rice without curry; Will drink plain tea without milk

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 02:13 PM

    Now elections are over ,do whatever MR family want

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 02:15 PM

    2/3 gas on show.........

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 06:18 AM

    Saman, you mean to say that the only people who voted for UPFA should be looked after?

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 02:18 PM

    Gas prices will keep on increasing - just like our Cabinet. We were told to tighten our belts till the war is over - now its almost a year since the end of the war - but what is happening. We will have to tighten our belts even further

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 02:32 PM

    what are you talking gas, we just start only. please wait will you...

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 02:53 PM

    welcome johny boy

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:01 PM

    Elections are over , no worry, price increases are expected. GOOD REWARD for the voters

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:35 PM

    This is a known fact. Expect more and more. Enjoy guys.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:37 PM

    The beginnings of "Suba Anagatyak". Brace yourselves folks!!

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:42 PM

    Why this increase now ?, without oil price increasing and or economic increasing. The Public should protest these kinds of actions of the private companies.As they are working without conceren for the Public. The Govt. should take firm action in this regard.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:00 PM

    No more elections in near future. Get ready for the 1st Asscharya

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:11 PM

    Why always start with gas ... can't they shift to another
    'attractive' commodity, to increase prices?

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:14 PM

    So far no comments from the so-called 'patriotic' people, for this news item ... Come-on guys wake-up! It's 'show-time'!

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 07:12 PM

    Now that the elections are over, it is 'UP, UP and AWAY,' with the prices ...

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 08:13 AM

    government should increase the prise of petrol and pay off gas companies by way of grants since almost all the people use gas and only the privileged few uses cars. if someone is rich enough to drive a car they should be able to pay for the petrol.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:44 AM

    We have won the war after 30 years.
    So don't talk and object to the increase.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 02:15 AM

    There is no Winter in Sri Lanka. or in other parts of the world now. So prices should go down. But in SL even in summer it goes up.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:13 AM

    what about bank intres % >>>>>>

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:21 AM

    FANTASTIC. GIVE ME MORE.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:47 AM

    Just as i expected...next in line would be petrol, diesel, flour, electricity bills, water bills, taxes and so on

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 04:36 AM

    We may have won the war but now we are going to starve to death.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 04:36 AM

    Soon you will hear a news about increase of Fuel.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 05:30 AM

    We missed the chance of listening to Economics lessons from Bandula sir periodically. Will see what Johnston's explanations is.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:34 PM

    here we go again... so we do not see any election in near future... the prices will increase...

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:37 PM

    Yes, now that "Vaima" is not there at the helm, better for them to show their "gas" to the new one.


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