The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has taken steps to increase fuel prices with effect from 12.00 midnight yesterday (20).
Accordingly, the price of 92 octane petrol has been increased by Rs. 20 per liter. Its new price is 177 rupees, up from 157 rupees previously.
The price of 95 octane petrol has been increased by Rs. 23 per liter. Its new price is 207 rupees, up from 184 rupees.
Also, the price of a liter of auto diesel has been increased by 10 rupees from 111 rupees to 121 rupees.
The price of a liter of premium diesel has been increased by 15 rupees. Its new price is 159 rupees, up from 144 rupees previously.
In addition, the price of kerosene has been increased. Accordingly, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation announces that the new price of a liter of kerosene oil which was 77 rupees will be 87 rupees.
Three days ago, Lanka News Web reported that the government was preparing to increase fuel prices, but the Minister in charge of the subject, Udaya Gammanpila, had issued a statement denying this. But now the news has been confirmed.