Update: Government lose Rs. 65.5 Billion following fuel price drop
Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that the government would lose an income of Rs. 65.5 billion as fuel prices were reduced with effect from last night.
A litre of Octane 92 was reduced by Rs. 33 while a litre of Octane 95 reduced by Rs. 30 with effect from last night. Accordingly the current price of Octane 92 is Rs. 117 while a litre of Octane 95 is Rs. 128.
In addition, a litre of diesel was reduced by Rs. 16, which brought down its price to Rs. 95 per litre. Super diesel was also reduced by Rs. 23 and its current price is Rs. 110 per litre.
The government also reduced the price of kerosene by Rs. 16 per litre. Accordingly, the current price of a litre of kerosene is Rs. 65.
Meanwhile several telephone numbers have been introduced for the pubic to inform if they find any filling station rejecting to sell fuel under the revised prices.
The public can inform such complaints to the following telephone numbers:
They are: 0115 455 130, 0115 455 251 and 0115 455 154.
Minister Ranawaka also said that a new electricity bill tariff will be introduced in the month of June this year.