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We have not endorsed a price hike for the last five years These companies ask for a price hike saying they will be bankrupt otherwise.

The two domestic gas suppliers have sought approval from the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to increase prices, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday.

The Minister told Daily Mirror yesterday the price of a domestic gas cylinder had not been revised for the last five years. He said the request by the two gas supplying companies would be submitted at the next Cabinet meeting. “These companies ask for a price hike saying they will be bankrupt otherwise. We have not endorsed a price hike for the last five years,” he said.

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  • Sandy Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:19 AM

    What happened to mannar gas field exploration .

    Siribiris Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:24 AM

    Government is allready bankcrupt now . Gas companies also going to get bankcrupt and sad to hear that .

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:37 AM

    Oh yes prices must be increased as you are Moron who said that people can live with Rs 2500/ per person for a month . Jokers like you can survive and thrive in countries such as this as the masses are sadly asses who vote for donkeys like you .

    Lal Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:46 AM

    Not likely to increase. TO BE INCREASED MR. BANDULA CHANGE THE WORDING

    roni Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:30 AM

    When petroleum prices dropped to a record low in the 2nd quarter of 2020, have you forgotten what you and Dallas said. You have no principles stick to what you know as a tuition master.

    NightOwl Saturday, 06 March 2021 11:01 AM

    So basically Bandula is saying that the prices were stable during Yahapalanaya government, once they took power, now its people time to pay more.

    satha Saturday, 06 March 2021 11:46 AM

    true

    Johan Saturday, 06 March 2021 12:32 PM

    Inefficient minister all his statistics are cockeyed

    Lakminiha Saturday, 06 March 2021 05:49 PM

    Public must be ready to pay any price for Gas and other commodities as we elected this government solely to secure the country for the future generations and not expecting anything else.

    Managge Saturday, 06 March 2021 06:06 PM

    If the gas price is increased,all the people will come to the street and stage a protest until.this government is burned out.

    Mohamed Ifaz Inamdeen Saturday, 06 March 2021 06:32 PM

    Don't let the public to bear such dire consequences. Instead, government should deprive the privileges of ministers and want to give subsidies to gas companies.

    Mohamed Ifaz Inamdeen Saturday, 06 March 2021 06:32 PM

    Don't let the public to bear such dire consequences. Instead, government should deprive the privileges of ministers and want to give subsidies to gas companies.


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