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Increased demand for kerosene stoves in Pettah: Traders’

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There is an acute scarcity of kerosene cookers in the Pettah market due to the sudden and colossal price increase of cooking gas, the Pettah United National Association of Self-Employed Traders President Charles Pradeep said.

He claimed that after raising the prices of domestic gas, a large stock of kerosene cookers have been sold in two days.

"People come to the Pettah from various areas of the country to buy kerosene stoves. "The recent increase of the price of gas has burdened the people to a great extent, drove them to buy kerosene cookers as an alternative," he said.

The sale of such stoves in Pettah is a clear evidence to how the price of gas affected the people, he said.

The price of kerosene cookers has also been increased from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 3,000, Mr. Pradeep said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 8

  • Citizen.lk Friday, 15 October 2021 08:51 AM

    What a wonderful group of traders, they are no better than oother. Mr Pradeep think of the common man.Sri Lanka is in reverse gear, what a Vista of disparity between the population.

    nimco Friday, 15 October 2021 09:32 AM

    We are going back to Sirima era?

    Kikazaru Friday, 15 October 2021 09:44 AM

    Soon it will be bullocks!

    Terrence Friday, 15 October 2021 09:50 AM

    Is it Prosperity the govt has been boasting and taking a ride of those who voted or Hardships to the public under this Regime

    Robert Friday, 15 October 2021 11:36 AM

    Please stop that i saw all private Buses

    Romesh Friday, 15 October 2021 12:48 PM

    As a nation we are going backwards. Poeple who move to this method will not use gas again which is much safer. Most ignorant sri lankens appoints donkeys to parliament who should also be responcible for putting this country in this state.

    Samson Friday, 15 October 2021 01:06 PM

    Unfair price increase. You have no concern for those struggling to live.

    Wood Friday, 15 October 2021 07:38 PM

    When kerosene prices also skyrocketed soon what is the next alternative?


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