No fuel price hike in near future - Gammanpila

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake | Published: 2:00 AM Feb 25 2021
News No fuel price hike in near future - Gammanpila

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake

The Government is not ready to increase fuel prices in next three months, although prices in the international market have been increased at the moment, Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila told Parliament on Tuesday (23).

In response to an Oral Question raised by SJB MP Hesha Withanage, the Minister said the last fuel price increase in Sri Lanka was in 2019. 

“It was done by the former UNF government. But, our Government did not increase prices from the time we were elected. Fuel prices have increased in the international market too. But we do not want to increase local prices at the moment,” he said. 


By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake | Published: 2:00 AM Feb 25 2021

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