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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 18:40
Fuel prices to be reduced on Independence Day
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Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that prices of fuel would be reduced coincidence with National Independence Day on February 4th.

Expressing his views after meeting workers of Lanka Petroleum Corporation, State minister of power and energy Palitha Range Bandara confirmed the decision.

Participating in the meeting, subject minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that he would introduce a systematic price formula soon for electricity, fuel and gas.

Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and State Minister Palitha Range Bandara visited today, the head office of Ceylon electricity Board as well.

At this moment, a group of workers staged a demonstration demanding the cancellation of the salary increment approved by the previous management and they asked the new minister to replace the old system with a new salary increment system.

Later the minister has ordered the CEB management to look into the workers’ grievances and mete out justice.

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