Fuel price hike from midnight today

10 May 2018 01:19 pm - 49     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The prices of fuel will be increased with effect from midnight today, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said a short while ago.


Accordingly, prices of fuel per litre will be as follows,

Petrol (Octane 92) - Rs. 137
Petrol (Octane 95) - Rs. 148
Auto Diesel - Rs. 109
Super Diesel - Rs. 119
Kerosene - Rs.101

  Comments - 49

  • Shaf Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:08 PM

    Never ending misery for us citizens...

    Dr.M. Mansoor Alli Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:53 PM

    Its a gift for the people who voted for Yahapalanaya.

    Silva Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:22 PM

    Aha all wolves in sheeps cloths !

    Dhanush Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:57 PM

    its higher than this when MR was in power we would have paaid for his family vehicles also

    Unchikun Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:19 PM

    This last the last wicket stand for the UNP MPs at TV debates and public stage. The last wicket has fallen and the innings folds. Bring the heavy roller for the next innings. We will hit these fellows for conservative sixes. Hav

    Pramod Fernando Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:23 PM

    Thanks to our tax money the big heads of the government can travel in luxury vehicles without spending at least one cent from their own pocket. Well done Yahapalane.

    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:30 PM


    Sodha Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:30 PM

    What else do you expect when the global oil prices increase. MR never reduced fuel prices despite rock bottom oil prices globally. These people at least reduced it when needed

    Mm Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:59 PM

    Sodha, they reduced only as a election stunt. Listen to rajitha’s speech when he announced the price hike.

    A. Jurampathy Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:04 PM

    You are an utter fool. Blinded by party you support.

    Sam Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:08 PM

    Haven't the rupee just devalued hence the perceived increase in cost

    Ajith Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:38 PM

    Very good, rich people can drive and pay more. please give some encouragement for public transport.

    Rasheed Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:07 PM

    Don't be happy, very soon Bus fare will go up.Then you will see stars.

    RancidBacon Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:54 PM

    um do you think Trains and Buses run on water? Won't they increase prices too?

    Ajith Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:55 PM

    We poor use CTB busses, no worries.

    Kasun Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:48 PM

    Like in MR's rule, it is not mentioned that, this is due to oil price change in world market. So what's the reason for the price hike ?

    Sickly SriLankan Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:57 PM

    The real reason no proper administration in the public sector, Govt. is not atall bothered, they are bothered to increase the strength of Ministers and deputy ministers etc.,

    Jal Perera Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:00 PM

    Under Yahapalanaya SriLanka's economy dropped to zero, no money to run the show for the next 18 months, so increases will take place every other week.

    Memon Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:57 PM

    it's means goverment failed to run country 5 to 10 rupee jump ok 20rs high increment

    patriot Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:08 PM

    Hope traffic congestion will ease from tomorrow. Only essential driving. Improve public transport quality.

    willowsd Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:24 PM

    Still better than last regime?

    Qed Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:03 PM

    yes because of heads are swollen we refuse to accept out mistake

    Bannis Mama Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:01 PM

    Are you know drinking Acid or Water?

    Dee Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:31 PM

    Kerosene increase by 56/-? You crazy? How will BUSSES run? .

    nadun Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:43 PM

    Now they reduce the kerosene mixing with diesel

    Rasheed Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:46 PM

    Still our buses doesn't run on Kerosene, they run on diesel.

    Dee Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:40 PM

    Rasheed shows how knowledgeable he is.

    Dutchy Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:57 PM

    This govt always give us the better of best in everything. Thank you

    Cedric Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:00 PM

    Bull shit buggers

    L.P. Mendis Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:02 PM

    Better now the people (public) get in to the streets and chase this govt.

    Sunil Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:06 PM

    The people have been asked to pay the price of all fraudulent activities that have been committed by this regime, from the bond scam downwards.

    Thushara Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:28 PM

    Thanx Yahapalanaya. Always you all give us the best. Go head. Buy more vehicles for Ministers and increase the number of foreign tours with families. We Sri Lankans are a much lucky nation........

    Niro Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:28 PM

    This government is worthless but what is wrong with our middle class? Are petrol prices the biggest issue we got? At least the economy will be stable because selling petrol at 117 was a stupid election promise

    Muthu Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:51 PM

    When compare to the nearest country, here petrol and Diesel prices are very cheaper. According to Lanka present money value, in India petrol price is Rs.186.60/-

    Harini Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:42 PM

    True. But you should also keep in mind that in India they manufacture their own cars and the prices are 300% cheaper to purchase than here. So you can afford to pay Rs.30 extra there because you can still afford to buy and use a car! Plus, the majority take the bus and trains which is the backbone of the transport sector. Quality of public transport is also way higher than in Sri Lanka. Forget being like Singapore, we can't even compare ourselves to India because our politicians are letting us down every year!

    Jaliya Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:46 PM

    Keep in mind that Indian average salary is near double the salary of sri lanka for equivalency employment. with that in mind the fuel is cheaper there than here. Most expensive fuel prices are in third world Asian countries like SLK, BD, IN, NP due to weaker exchange rates.

    Harini Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:52 PM

    Ohoma yang...ohoma yang...

    Prof. W. K. Karunaratne Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:06 PM

    Mr. Prez and Mr. Prime Minister, you both are struggling to capture power again and to become the President in 2020, you both are worse than Mahinda I would say. At least, that man robbed but did something for the country, you guys have done nothing but still squeezing the poor man's neck.

    Lanka Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:17 PM

    When the fuel prices went down nobody didn't bother to appreciate atleast. Now when the hike comes, everyone is panicked. Our people don't care about current world oil price they want everything subsidized. Typical Sri Lankan mentality.

    Hesh Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:19 PM

    world oil prices are at a record low. Are you a lankaenews reader?

    RAK Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:30 PM

    Now that election defeat is eminent, "koraha bidagena yanawa wage"

    ameer Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:56 PM

    Tax on internet increasedTax on bank savings increasedIncome tax increasedVAT araied to 15% from 11%Money received from Hambanthoda port dealVAT on Property saleHuge money earned by GOV various taxes on various commodity.Can not belive what the Finance Minister is doing with the collected money

    Sam Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:43 PM

    Why don't government give poison to their countrymen than giving this mush of psychological stress everyday! How much do we need to earn daily, just for survival while politicians spend lavishly on their survival?

    Gamini Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:28 PM

    The ever worst government in our history who does not know to run shop even .all jokers The Finance Minister must be sent home

    Neo Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:39 PM

    You all seem to have forgotten that not once did fuel prices come down during the MR regime. And when it went up, it went up by massive margins. This govt may not be perfect but at least they gave us cheap fuel for 3 years at a loss to the govt. At least be grateful for that. Any govt can only do that for so long. If it was an election gimmick as someone has mentioned here, they could have increased the prices of fuel a few months after the elections, but that did not happen.Unfortunately we are a nation of citizens with extremely short memories.

    Lasantha Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:47 PM

    Please step down go for fresh election don't burden the people any more

    Speechless Friday, 11 May 2018 01:34 PM

    The Journalists in Mostly Foreign cultured Countries discussthe price hike matters with the Highly educated persons,here the Journalists discuss with the common man or a opp.party supporter to get blind answers.May be the Journalists reluctant to discuss matters with them to get proper answer.

    Kavin Sunday, 13 May 2018 10:07 AM

    It is amazing that Sri Lankans think that they can have petrol or diesel at BELOW WORLD MARKET PRICES. The country/government has to buy oil internationally at World Market Prices, say $100 for a barrel of oil costs. We pay the oil producing countries (usually in the Middle East) the $ 100 but then sell it locally for $60. The shortfall (subsidy) of $40 has to come from ALL TAXPAYERS in Sri Lanka, including villagers who do not use petrol or diesel. Every time a villager buys a cup of tea or a packet of sugar in the boutique he has to pay the VAT (tax). So the villager and every tax payer in Sri Lanka is subsidising the rich Middle East oil producers. Absurd.

    Citizen Friday, 06 July 2018 02:53 PM

    There will be time soon poor farmers will commit suicide due to poverty , just like India. Thanks a lot for the Hike. Srilanka Really a wonder of Asia.

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