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4 May 2012 07:15 am - 86     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prices of domestic LP gas as well as imported milk powder will be increased with effect from midnight today, Consumer Affairs Minister Johnston Fernando said.

Accordingly, the price of a 12.5 kg cylinder would be increased by Rs. 350, while a packet of one kilogram and a packet of 400g of imported milk powder would be increased by Rs. 61 and Rs. 163 respectively.

The Minister also said that the Consumer Affairs Authority has given approval to increase the price of a bag of cement by Rs. 70 as well.

It was only yesterday, the Finance Ministry imposed a levy of 15 per cent or 92 rupees (whichever is higher) on a kilogram of imported milk powder, excepting infant milk powder

  Comments - 86

  • Fazleen Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:57 AM

    welldone! more to come ,please tight your belt.

    Irfan Saturday, 05 May 2012 06:10 AM

    happy wesak everyone. Cant wait for Poson

    Trualf Saturday, 05 May 2012 06:24 AM

    Oh God! War is over why government cant control the Prices… Deep shit for poor SriLankans….Its a plane of money hunger politician.

    chandran-kandy Saturday, 05 May 2012 06:21 AM

    What shall we do?

    Sumudu Friday, 04 May 2012 09:35 AM

    So now we can taste the costliest milk in Sri Lanka under Chinthanaya

    Fazli Friday, 04 May 2012 09:22 AM

    Mass Murder

    Motta Rala Saturday, 05 May 2012 07:15 AM

    To answer that question..Simple...Upali is one of those Lickers more than a Fool, in that order.Guess he will selll his soul and live a life of pretence and denial..Hang his head in shame..If he has any shame to utter such comments when the whole nation gets badly affected.

    JONNEY Friday, 04 May 2012 09:28 AM


    zee Friday, 04 May 2012 09:29 AM



    nimal Saturday, 05 May 2012 07:01 AM

    gov isnt thr to govrn world market price..
    if u dnt know finance.. get educated..
    dnt shwo off ur foolish nature to da world..

    Nishamani Sunday, 06 May 2012 02:26 AM

    A rare kind

    Javi Saturday, 05 May 2012 07:56 AM

    Oh my God! Again Up, how to manage life

    sam Friday, 04 May 2012 05:29 PM

    very soon it wil b another somalia if comodities rise sky rocketing like this if u mention or not moda ragu.

    MOHA Friday, 04 May 2012 09:58 AM

    wellcome Vesak

    Gafa Friday, 04 May 2012 06:29 PM

    Dear Minister Sirisena where is my Blood presuer checking machin?

    sri lankan Friday, 04 May 2012 10:01 AM

    Jayawewa.......... where is the minister Jhonny.

    gk Friday, 04 May 2012 06:48 PM

    Why do we need a government then.

    Upali de Silva Friday, 04 May 2012 09:41 AM

    It is better than reawakening of LTTE as presently being done by UNP and it's media supporters.

    Minister Friday, 04 May 2012 06:19 PM

    OOh my goodness. The supporters who came to Colombo to chant "rata 1ta" on May day could hardly reach their homes after the pelapaali.

    Eng Friday, 04 May 2012 10:04 AM

    Huray! Happy Vessak!

    Govt Dansal.

    Minister Friday, 04 May 2012 06:36 PM

    I wonder why the Minister had to wait till 4th May to increase the prices when he could have certainly given the "kamkaru supporters" the bonus on May 1st!

    Dinesh Friday, 04 May 2012 10:05 AM

    Bandula ayeth moda katha nam kiyanna epaaaa

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 04 May 2012 10:07 AM

    Hip Hip Hurray for all those who voted like me for this regime.

    Mohamed Friday, 04 May 2012 06:34 PM

    This increase is equivalent to only few more 'bulath vita aney'

    Priyantha Friday, 04 May 2012 09:54 AM

    Happy Wesak to All..
    Really sorry about the countrymen..

    Dan Friday, 04 May 2012 10:21 AM

    Yes true and we can definitely now live for less than 2500

    Mahi Friday, 04 May 2012 10:06 AM

    When will next election be held?

    Mahmood Ashraf Friday, 04 May 2012 07:11 PM

    You are just talking out of bounds !!! when the war was there they used to say that the levys and taxes and increases in prices are for the funding of the war here we see that military expenditure has increased and all the items increased and more loans!!! with a few new roads

    Mahi Friday, 04 May 2012 10:08 AM

    When will next election be held to show our GAS!!!

    Kondebendapucheena Friday, 04 May 2012 10:26 AM

    7500 n Gas ekak gatthama Ithuru eken kanne Pass da

    podilamaya Friday, 04 May 2012 10:11 AM

    We should have "DOLOS MAHE DANSAL" every where ......... I heard one of our ministers sponsoring for this .......... Ane others should follow this good strategies to be WELL DEVELOPED COUNTRIES LIKE SOMALIYA

    Rahumathullah Husain Friday, 04 May 2012 08:03 PM

    Mr. Modawansa, the gas price increase of Rs. 350 will cost how many betel leaves?
    Mr. Badarala, now you tell us the percentage of 'decrease' in the cost of living by your standard.
    All dead donkeys in the Opposition, we know you will never wake up for the goodness of common masses.

    sandeepa Friday, 04 May 2012 10:31 AM


    Shez Friday, 04 May 2012 10:26 AM

    Preethi Vesak. We the citizens of this country are the Idiots ....

    Dee Friday, 04 May 2012 10:27 AM

    whats the connection between raising prices and re awakening LTTE? think before you comment.

    tuan Friday, 04 May 2012 10:44 AM

    this is good our kids died in hungry

    Ranawiruwa Friday, 04 May 2012 10:30 AM

    I dont know but if world prices are rising can we stop local prices rising ?

    tuan Friday, 04 May 2012 10:46 AM

    wht kind of fool is this upali

    Ragu Friday, 04 May 2012 10:42 AM

    Do not blame Mahinda Chindanaya...He is the best president in our history of srilanka who defeat terrorrishm.

    Now he face big preasure from western power. But definitely he will win all the enemies and we all enjoy freedom from western power.

    Forget about the prices is not an issue.
    we are not somalian or ethiyopian where hundred of thousand people die.
    we also should accept to die atleast 25% of our country population die. then only we can talk about mahinda chinthanaya.. we are still save side do not worry....china is our best friend they will support us.

    Sanjey Fernando Friday, 04 May 2012 10:27 AM

    Cannot remember a news item informing us of price reduction of any essential commodity. Everything is up so the obvious is down....

    Dante Friday, 04 May 2012 10:47 AM

    Please do not blame me! I voted for SF.

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 04 May 2012 10:30 AM

    People have stocked up enough booze for the long weekend to help them forget. They planned the announcement at the right time as always.

    kingBarnet@wonderLnd Friday, 04 May 2012 10:49 AM

    substitute elakiri,bio gas,clay

    lovesri Friday, 04 May 2012 10:39 AM

    Everything seems to be funny since Hon. Minister Bandula's joke

    lalith perera Friday, 04 May 2012 11:15 AM

    well done. super. Well done. I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo HAPPY. well done.

    Man Friday, 04 May 2012 10:46 AM

    Wonder of Asia

    maravan Friday, 04 May 2012 11:05 AM

    Then you all forgot and same will enjoy not 2/3 but 7/8

    hubert Friday, 04 May 2012 11:00 AM

    Readers, you'll should not be surprised about this, very soon the shop owners will increase the prices of condoms. people in Sri Lanka will need it.

    lanaka rich boy Friday, 04 May 2012 11:29 AM


    ULM ali Friday, 04 May 2012 11:00 AM

    Finally , what is going to do for this nations.

    Saranga Friday, 04 May 2012 11:19 AM

    please arrange more holidays coz we can crown the most unproductive country in the world

    lankashantha Friday, 04 May 2012 11:27 AM

    Don't sale our mother land.
    (Increase the Pan pitty, petrol, kerosene)
    LTTE is operating in Batticaloa
    (Increase the Gas, cement price.)
    UNP and TULF want to split the country.
    (Increase the vehicle tax, milk powder)

    Gihan Rangana Friday, 04 May 2012 11:44 AM

    All you idiots who voted deserve this crap..

    Ramesh Friday, 04 May 2012 11:31 AM

    We are DOWN!!!

    Priyantha Friday, 04 May 2012 11:37 AM

    absolutely.. who voted....

    jeevan Friday, 04 May 2012 11:29 AM

    god bless srilankans..thanks for increas milk and gas...

    mohamed mishkath Friday, 04 May 2012 11:46 AM

    hurry thank god they didnt increase the price of PUNNAKKU.........

    deva Friday, 04 May 2012 11:56 AM

    May day gift for all of us

    liamsi Friday, 04 May 2012 12:00 PM


    chris abey Friday, 04 May 2012 12:27 PM

    koheda yanne malle pol.

    Mervyhn Szilvah Friday, 04 May 2012 12:31 PM

    Why all this noise?? Ha?

    How can we develop our country without looking after our ultra intelligent politicians. And looking after our precious super intelligent politicians needs lots of money and therefore prices have to increase a little here and there.

    The increase is only worth a few seenibolas anyway.

    blazinfire Friday, 04 May 2012 12:28 PM

    Thanks to all, you have all finally made me us look for foreign employment. I am proud for voting for this awesome government.

    gihan Friday, 04 May 2012 12:34 PM

    How stupid. Appears to be talking from the backside.

    Izmy Friday, 04 May 2012 12:44 PM

    Cabraya was asked to resign by a private firm for his inability,so this is no surprise.

    Nodrog Friday, 04 May 2012 01:08 PM

    More like mass suicide!

    sri lankan. Friday, 04 May 2012 12:56 PM

    you are a idiot...

    Nodrog Friday, 04 May 2012 01:13 PM

    More like 'We-suck' than Wesak

    niyaz Friday, 04 May 2012 01:15 PM

    New Year gift courtesy of the govt.

    S de Silva Friday, 04 May 2012 12:57 PM

    Way to go minister way to go.

    KAN Friday, 04 May 2012 01:19 PM

    NO doubt you are a big supporter of PA

    Real Peace Friday, 04 May 2012 12:53 PM

    Yes, it's the real war crime!

    GAGA Friday, 04 May 2012 01:10 PM

    hunger games in Sri Lanka !!!!!!!!!! need more increasing on other essentials too ... miracle of Asia --- ???

    herath Friday, 04 May 2012 01:16 PM

    yup, i am with you man, wanakkam, what LTTE did not do over 30 years This Regime is doing, that is exterminating the people !!

    Zscore Friday, 04 May 2012 01:23 PM

    Are you related Upali?

    johan Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:16 AM

    People elect Mps,Mps become ministers why they are
    silent now, how can they go to their respective villages canvass
    vote. Have their done anything good for the mass.

    That's what say every individual has to find ways to earn
    and live.

    People must understand no politician can do anything.
    We are voting and electing them just to look after their well

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:15 AM

    Do you realize that your comment is totally irrelavant? Poor upali.

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:33 AM

    Have you been smoking something?

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:36 AM

    Well observed! Yes, they distract us and then beat the crap out of us and repeat over and over as we Sri Lankans have no memory of the past.

    Ravi Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:21 PM

    Suba Anagatheyak! Keep it going GOSL with the Loss making white elephants such as Mihin Lanka. ! God bless SL .

    Thinker Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:23 AM

    true, so how pethetic a situation are we in?

    Dhammika Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:12 AM


    anura Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:46 AM

    Mahinda Chintanayata thawa thawa thawa jayen yayen yayawewa

    joker Saturday, 05 May 2012 06:03 AM

    c'mone WW, give us another gem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    John Saturday, 05 May 2012 06:03 AM

    At least be genuine to cut waste/corruption in essential services provided by Govt of 30-40% which will impact on COL, even if global factors dictate prices.

    idroos Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:46 AM

    Anyway he was built up highways ,flyways for us to see and enjoy

    spark Saturday, 05 May 2012 05:55 AM

    Then he must be a relation of Bandula, Weerawansa, Mervyn, MaRa and Keheliya.

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