Kerosene price hike would reduce demand

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Despite the fact that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has raised the price of a litre of kerosene by Rs 253 since 21 August, consumers claim that kerosene has not been released in petrol stations in Hatton and surrounding towns for more than two months.

With the power outage, residents in the plantation areas use kerosene to light their lamps at night. However, plantation workers who use kerosene to light their lamps claim that they cannot afford the increase in kerosene prices.

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has increased the price of a litre of kerosene, which was previously priced at Rs 87, by Rs 253 as of midnight on 21 August, and the new price of a litre of kerosene will be Rs 340.

According to fuel station employees who sell kerosene in the Hatton area, increasing prices would reduce the demand for kerosene.

BY Neeta Pathma Kumari – Norwood