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* Ceylon Petroleum Corporation suspends kerosene sales
Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 10:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-run fuel supplier, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has decided to suspend the distribution of kerosene through its network of fuel stations.

CPC plans to distribute kerosene through the cooperative stores, a CPC spokesman said.

Kerosene is Sri Lanka's poor man's fuel and is used by the low income people for lighting and cooking needs.

CPC has an island wide network of 1130 fuel stations and the measure has been taken to minimize the losses the corporation incurs in kerosene sales. Daily sale of kerosene in Sri Lanka is around 350 metric tons.

The government heavily subsidizes kerosene sales to household without an electricity supply, estate workers, farmers and fishermen.

Corporation expects to transfer the employees in kerosene sales to duties in other divisions and hopes the losses may be minimized.

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