Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Petroleum price can be reduced in Sri Lanka, says trade union
Sun, Aug 24, 2014, 09:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 24, Colombo: Trade unions of Sri Lanka petroleum authority, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), say the government can reduce the current petroleum price in the country to provide relief to the public.

The secretary of the opposition United National Party (UNP) affiliated Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya, Ananda Palitha sad that the price of petroleum is low in international market now but the price is high in Sri Lanka since the high taxes imposed on them.

He also said that the demurrages and other costs incurred due to mismanagement also increase the price of petrol. The state institutions like Ceylon Electricity Board, which uses fuel oil for power generation, are also indebted to the CPC.

Opposition UNP MP Ravi Karunanayaka recently asked the President to reduce the fuel surcharge of the electricity bill to provide relief to the people.

Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa recently said the CPC sells diesel, furnace oil and kerosene oil at a loss and only earns profit from petrol sales. Despite the losses from selling fuel at subsidized prices, the government has not taken any decision to increase fuel prices, he added.

** Related Story :: No decision to increase fuel prices in Sri Lanka, Petroleum Minister says

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan government will assist the parties to defend the LTTE ban
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President hopes the Deepawali festivities will add to the spirit of reconciliation
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka business chamber to hold post budget seminar
-- [6 hours ago]
Human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka claims lives of over 60 people and 250 elephants annually
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka monk party leaders discuss reform proposals with the President
-- [7 hours ago]
Defense Ministry to conduct survey on lost properties of Sri Lankans in the North
-- [7 hours ago]
Doubts raised on Pope's visit to Sri Lanka amid snap presidential polls
Opposition MPs say election materials are being prepared in Sri Lanka Port Authority Defense Training School
Sri Lanka to appeal to Europe Court of Justice on lower court ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE
Browns Hotels and Resorts of Sri Lanka to develop four-star hotel in Maldives

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.