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The Ministry of Finance and Planning announced the reduction of the price of a Litro and Laugh gas cylinder by Rs. 150 from midnight today. The Ministry also announced the reduction of import duty on big onions, potatoes, sprats, fish, sugar, canned fish and dry fish from midnight today.

The decision has been taken after the Cost of Living committee chaired by President Mahinda Rajapaksa met yesterday.

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  • Thomas Friday, 13 July 2012 07:41 PM

    Good timing for the elections. Don't worry you will pay more after the elections.

    kumara Friday, 13 July 2012 11:32 AM

    Cost of living committee meets only when an election is due?

    Cobra Friday, 13 July 2012 12:03 PM

    All poor man's daily requirements but will they fall for it this time around????

    wimal Friday, 13 July 2012 12:11 PM

    An election result. We pray you god ,give us elections every year.

    rajajaja Friday, 13 July 2012 12:04 PM

    Price deduction is only until end of election

    Jay Friday, 13 July 2012 12:07 PM

    This is just for the 4 provincial elections. I wonder what would be for the general election and presidential election. Sugar duty was increased by 10/= per kg just 3 weeks ago and now they're reducing it. What do they think it is??? Who makes these decisions!!! Not sure where the govt. is taking us??!!!

    Bushel Friday, 13 July 2012 12:09 PM

    KOST OF LIVING KOMITIYAKUTH THIYENAWA...
    WHOOOOOOOO......................

    Manik Friday, 13 July 2012 12:23 PM

    Thank you very,very,very much election but who has to foot the election bills? Poor Gunasseli, Somadasa, Karuppan and Ahamed of course !!!!

    Trehan Munasinghe Friday, 13 July 2012 12:34 PM

    Lets have Elections every month... its Happy Hour for all Sri Lankan's ... I hope our voters will realise someday... but still most are idiots hence why we have MP's like this in Govt.
    Cheers !

    Jayan Friday, 13 July 2012 12:43 PM

    When the election results are out, we can see the wisdom of Sri Lankans.

    Amarathunga Chandika Friday, 13 July 2012 04:38 PM

    Mr. Banda you are right. Say thanks but don't vote, every SriLankans should follow this policy to teach good lessions to the nasty politicians.

    Godagampala Roahana Friday, 13 July 2012 04:42 PM

    Reduce the prices of Petrol, Diesel & Kerosene Mr. President and for sure you will get genuine votes than bogus votes which your party always win with.

    dasa Friday, 13 July 2012 07:18 PM

    kick this regime !

    Gunawardena Friday, 13 July 2012 11:31 AM

    it is a normal thing that goods go up, In europe prices also do go up, like taxes etc.
    Although the salaries are higher, also more is paid for taxes, insurance, house etc

    shantha madawela Saturday, 14 July 2012 01:37 AM

    Sweet revenge.......

    CHANDRAPALA Saturday, 14 July 2012 01:48 AM

    I do not think that government has taken this decision aiming at the forth coming PC election.

    ROBERT Saturday, 14 July 2012 02:17 AM

    WHY WE DO NOT HAVE WEEKLY ELECTION IN SL ?????!!!#$???

    ramlin Saturday, 14 July 2012 02:33 AM

    mekanam hodakata nemay...............

    famee Saturday, 14 July 2012 02:38 AM

    what do u think president.... we are not jokerssssssssssssss

    JJK Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:14 AM

    it would be better off to be part of India all your cost of living will be go so down well - hope we are not going to import tea any soon

    johan Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:31 AM

    Increase 500 reduce 200 in the eve of elections

    haraka Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:41 AM

    Api Kanne Thankola saha Piduru.

    ase Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:41 AM

    chandrapala thought, god laughed

    Donga Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:45 AM

    so now reducing duty is not harming the local harvest??? what a stupid politics?? and ppl still believe and vote :(

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 15 July 2012 03:47 AM

    Reduced or Ammended ? When the prices increased Govt use the word "Ameended". The word reduced puzzling me. Can somebody explain please.

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:59 AM

    Wait and see lot more price reductions will come in future. But till the day of election Day.

    lalith Friday, 13 July 2012 10:35 AM

    Ada wahinawa!

    Achari Friday, 13 July 2012 10:02 AM

    Menna Thawath Chanda Gunduwak

    ind Friday, 13 July 2012 10:19 AM

    Even though the opposition dislikes we need frequent elections !

    janak Friday, 13 July 2012 10:09 AM

    CHANDA GUNDU. NAMUTH APE AYA NIYAMETA AMA KAI. JAYA WEWA

    askee Friday, 13 July 2012 10:28 AM

    what happened! word price came down or tactic to attract votors

    Muditha Friday, 13 July 2012 10:34 AM

    Does anyone knows what is total loss made by Litro last year?

    banda Friday, 13 July 2012 10:23 AM

    thanks, but we will not vote 4 anyone.

    Hamdan Friday, 13 July 2012 10:31 AM

    Menna thawath chanda poranduwak.. Nodaking ape kalakanni un dapiya gihin Mara ta

    click click Friday, 13 July 2012 10:33 AM

    please don't insult my intel,expect the prices to go up much more after elections.
    Its a chinthanaya...recoup the loss by reducing prices by increasing much more.

    Kautilya Friday, 13 July 2012 10:27 AM

    How about reducing Petrol,Diesal and Kersoene prices. Petrol has come down to $ 89 per barrel.

    Dinithi Friday, 13 July 2012 10:28 AM

    This will be done the week before the election.

    D M B Friday, 13 July 2012 10:42 AM

    Trolled again !! wish for an election every month

    Minister Friday, 13 July 2012 10:38 AM

    Menna, thawath chanda gunduwak. HOw I wish we have elections every month!

    Tom Friday, 13 July 2012 10:01 AM

    Thank you election!

    Basil Friday, 13 July 2012 10:50 AM

    Hooray for the elections.

    Minister Friday, 13 July 2012 10:59 AM

    Until the election results are announced?

    Eng Friday, 13 July 2012 10:55 AM

    then they can increase it back to original value soon after to minimise the LOSS of Profit!

    Johne Friday, 13 July 2012 11:09 AM

    don't make a stupid peoples in sri lanka

    kumara Friday, 13 July 2012 11:14 AM

    Upward correction of these reductions to be done after elections!

    Banda Friday, 13 July 2012 11:14 AM

    Hooooooooooooooo...... Niyamai....

    Dilshan Friday, 13 July 2012 11:14 AM

    Thank u election once again..........
    gud election gimmick......

    willows Friday, 13 July 2012 11:23 AM

    chanda goondu???

    Ranjit Friday, 13 July 2012 11:28 AM

    An election prey !

    joker Friday, 13 July 2012 11:29 AM

    Dont worry, It will be doubled after the elections!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jaya Friday, 13 July 2012 11:37 AM

    thats what we need more elections for every year.


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