The gas prices will not increase from midnight today but will remain unchanged as all the taxes on gas will be removed, Minister of Trade Johnston Fernando said.
Minister Fernando said the President had allowed all the taxes amounting to Rs. 195 per cylinder and the tax component per kilogram of gas Rs. 15.60, to be waived.
“The Laufs gas company has requested an increase of Rs 235 although we are trying to manage it with the removal of taxes,” Minister Fernando said.
Litro gas has not sent a letter of request for a revision in their gas prices, although they are owned by the Government they will request based on a thin profit margin since they will have to survive in the market, Minister Fernando said. (Sumaiya Rizvi)
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Comments - 18
nawa gilinath ban ch Friday, 31 December 2010 03:49 PM
Sure "Mahadana mutta"! tnx to Computers Right?
play boy Sunday, 02 January 2011 12:04 AM
Correct. minister said electricity come down to 8.50 per unit. But it went up instead.
citizen1 Friday, 31 December 2010 07:04 PM
This is their new line. Did you hear a minister saying that the vendors were to blame for the price increase of coconuts due to shortage? No word on why their is a mismanaged agricultural sector.
citizen1 Friday, 31 December 2010 07:10 PM
Only a temporary measure unfortunately.
smeer Friday, 31 December 2010 10:05 PM
all these for local election
nasrullah-beruwala Saturday, 01 January 2011 04:14 AM
I am sure price will be increased shortly! Because, this is the step they are putting first to hike on what ever !
Konde bendapu china Friday, 31 December 2010 10:36 AM
No Gas Hike for how long Jonny
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 01 January 2011 07:08 AM
The same taxes will be re-imposed after the LG elections. This is called LPG jilmart with an eye on LGB.
I Hussein Friday, 31 December 2010 10:37 AM
Not only Gas, we are sure that there wont be any hike until the LG elections are over. Between the lines Johnny is saying its not us, its Wegapitiya.
Mahadana mutta Friday, 31 December 2010 10:58 AM
dont worry Jonny increase the gas prices! there is no possibility of loosing LG looking at the last results!
prabath Friday, 31 December 2010 11:05 AM
Mr Jonny , please remove the taxes of other goods also at least until LG election.
Hash Friday, 31 December 2010 11:00 AM
until the election of course
M.R.Percige_Putha Friday, 31 December 2010 11:04 AM
Increaces will be only after the LG elections.
Ragava Friday, 31 December 2010 11:05 AM
Wait for the election, once it is over on a jolly good day, when Sri lanka cricket team wins a good match then you will hear it. Gas Price up last night increased.
Cynic Friday, 31 December 2010 11:08 AM
The gas of this arrogant government has started reducing.
Fairose Friday, 31 December 2010 11:26 AM
Stop playing Cheap politics by the cheating the innocent people by decreasing the taxes only when an election is near. Please do something tangible to alleviate the financial burden that is increasing day by day by the improper agriculture policy of the government.
bis Friday, 31 December 2010 11:52 AM
No hike on LG until LGB over!
Cobra Friday, 31 December 2010 03:23 PM
Election gundus, all!!!!
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