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The price of a domestic Litro gas cylinder (12.5kg) would be increased by Rs.110 with effect from midnight today, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said.

The CAA sources said the decision to increase prices was approved by the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, Marketing Corporate Affairs Director of Litro, Chaminda Ediriwickrema said that following a request made to the CAA and the Finance Ministry, the approval was granted to increase the prices.

He said the prices of liquid petroleum (LP) gas had increased in the world market since December last year. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 39

  • Ahmed Monday, 25 September 2017 09:53 PM

    with a weak rupee everything will become expensive. look what has happened to our economy

    Lankan007 Monday, 25 September 2017 10:36 PM

    True.. not only the rupee whole Sri Lanka is weak

    Sharon Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:45 AM

    Venasa sepada?????

    R. Bernard Soysa Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:10 AM

    SriLanka started facing a darker future and it could be recovered by changing the Govt.

    Peter Berenger Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:13 AM

    Correct Ahamed, I agree that the present situation is stable and our economy is sinking because of our dirty politicians in the ruling

    Kottawa Ariyatissa Thero Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:14 AM

    We expected more from Yahapalanaya and disappointed very badly. Let us give a chance to JVP and try out.

    Jaliya Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:05 AM

    With all do respect to Kottawa Ariyatissa Thero, Let's do something drastically noble minded ..... elect s foreign government I mean lease out the Governing sector for an Industrial nation (India and China will not be qualified as Industrial nations by the UN) JVP ? Another group of same people with personnel agendas. You have seen it all we have experienced it all........ nothing new here all the same.

    G.M. Jayawardena Monday, 25 September 2017 10:27 PM

    The cost of living is rocketing up.. but the authorities are busy only with constitutional changes.. and adding more and more parliamentarians to the administration...

    city Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:54 AM

    Good news for JO..

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:26 AM

    From today onwards MR and JO rotters will take this as a big issue.

    Kadiya Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:41 AM

    A sure indication that LG elections are in limbo!!!

    BUSHEL Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:42 AM


    andllergy Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:42 AM

    Too many manage with 10000/= (2500x4)

    Jaliya Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:12 AM

    Have you seen some of these ministers up close ? They eat at the buffet like vultures on rotten meat.... after a meal like that the MP's them-selves can produce enough gas to supply the entire country.

    MP Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:05 AM

    To feed politicians! Good, good, good.

    CONSUMER Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:11 AM

    Show how world market price for PL gas before and after December for consumer to understand.

    Sharon Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:46 AM

    Big brain of Mr. clean at work.... More to come

    Dr. Kaniska Dissanayake Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:55 AM

    Normally before the elections any ruling party will reduce the prices, but Yahapalanaya is increasing the prices. What is the logic in it?

    Jaliya Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:14 AM

    Logic is " we don't care of your well being as long as we have our expenses are paid by YOU !! "

    MSR Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:40 PM

    Logic is no election in the near future!

    Lal Piyal Mendis Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:57 AM

    Now all the changes (Increasing/Reducing) the prices is coming out before the budget and the budget will not have anything special to say.

    Manuel Benjamin Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:00 AM

    When the price of LP gas reduced by the govt., the cup of tea and all eatables did not change and the hotel/restaurant owners made their money, now when the LP gas price has been increased for sure they will increase the prices of tea and eatables. Oh my God...

    Kamal Ratnayake Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:01 AM

    It is not a global increase of price on LP gas, it is only for SriLanka as our economy is sinking.

    Senarath Mama Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:24 AM

    Yes it is only in SriLanka, non of the other countries increased any petroleum products neither LP Gas.

    C. Clarance Fernando Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:17 AM

    Normally we see stars in the night and enjoy, but now we feel every day from now onwards we may see stars by the rapid increase of everything, this is SriLanka.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:19 AM

    When there is a price increase world-wide, can't help - we may also have to increase, there is no issue whatsoever.

    Bannis Mama Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:53 AM

    No issue only for you, but for others its a major issue (Rs. 110 x ....) what are you talking?

    rew Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:29 PM

    Some forget the chaos this Govt inherited.

    Neville Tuesday, 26 September 2017 02:49 PM

    Aladeniye lipata danne darane !

    Willy Panabokke Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:55 AM

    Govt. is struggling to pay the public servants, that is why day by day.... they increase the price of all important commodities. Can't help.

    P.M. Hettiarachi Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:57 AM

    Yahapalanaya Govt. wanted to get the money from the people and settle all the huge loans Rajapakshe's illegal commissions to China, let us support that mission.

    Prof. Doglus Gunaratne Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:59 AM

    It seems, Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene Oil prices will be increased by the Govt. within this week, bear it in mind this is only in SriLanka.

    Mahesh jayasekara Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:02 AM

    Every one complaint so much about price increases ,but some times there is no other alternative . Yes agrees with everyone cost of living is spiraling .check the price hike in India.NEW DELHI: The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by a steep Rs 86 per cylinder on Wednesday, reflecting international trends.It was priced at Rs 651.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder till Tuesday, according to state-owned oilRates have been on the upswing since October, 2016. A non-subsidised LPG cylinder was priced at Rs 466.50 in Delhi in September and has risen by Rs 271 per bottle or 58 per cent in six instalments.

    Sharon Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:57 AM

    Current economic crisis can be only explained by 'Rainbow theory of Economics' authored by Butterfly...

    Nostradamus Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:37 PM

    I dont complain. The gas I still MUCH cheaper then during last Government. via DM Android App

    Sharon Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:40 PM

    On top of this, the new Inland revenue act also coming soon. Await fresh excitement........

    sena Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:56 PM

    No problem

    chandransinniah Tuesday, 26 September 2017 01:24 PM


    Thilak Tuesday, 26 September 2017 01:30 PM

    Looks like the bond scam repercussions boomeranging on the public. This is only the start!

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