Fuel price hike from midnight today

13 August 2019 07:15 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The prices of fuel would be increased with effect from midnight today, the Finance Ministry said.

Accordingly, the prices of fuel would be increased as follows:

Petrol (Octane 92) will be increased by Rs.2 a litre and the revised price is Rs.138, Petrol (Octane 95) will now be sold at Rs.163, after an increase by Rs.4 a litre.

Super Diesel will be increased by Rs. 3 and the new price would be Rs.134.

However, Auto Diesel will not be increased and the price of Auto Diesal will remain as Rs. 104 per litre.

Meanwhile, Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) also increased their fuel prices with effect from tonight.

LIOC Senior Vice President (Finance) Mr. Pramod Jain said according to the current revision the price of a litre of Xtra Premium 95 Petrol (Euro 4) had been increased by Rs.4 and of Super Diesel (Euro 4) by Rs.3 per liter, he said. 

The new price of Xtra Premium 95 Petrol (Euro 4) will be Rs.166 per liter and Super Diesel (Euro 4) would be Rs. Rs.134 per liter.

However, the price of Lanka Kerosene will also remain at Rs. 70 a litre. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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  Comments - 4

  • Samson Tuesday, 13 August 2019 07:44 PM

    Money required to maintain our mistakes.

    Somapala Wednesday, 14 August 2019 05:07 AM

    When the world prices increase who will pay the difference? It is good if it is from money stolen by politicians during last decades?

    Dee Tuesday, 13 August 2019 08:47 PM

    Average cost increase per km. For a luxury vehicle- 25-50 cents. For a normal vehicle 15-35 cents for a 3 wheeler or bike 6- 10 cents. LKR not USD. Oh. What a burden on the 'masses'?

    Kingslewy Wijesinhe Wednesday, 14 August 2019 12:48 PM

    Oil prices worldwide are coming down, so what is the justification for this increase?

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