Minister of Food Security Gamini Jayawickrama Perera states that they will take measures to reduce the price of a gas cylinder within the next 4 days.
After the Prime Minister appointed a new board of officials for Consumer Affairs Authority which operates under the Ministry of Food Security on Monday, the Minister told our news team that they have decided to reduce the price of gas after holding talks with relevant gas companies.
He further said that they will focus on sharing the advantage of the price reduction of gas among the consumers.
The price of gas was reduced last on the 7th of December 2014.
Accordingly, the price of a gas cylinder of 12.5kg was reduced by Rs. 250 while the current market price of a gas cylinder is at Rs. 1,896.
In addition, the price of a gas cylinder of 5kg was reduced by Rs. 100, while the price of a 2.3kg gas cylinder was dropped by Rs. 46.
The government has also decided to drop the price of fuel since the midnight of 22nd.
Accordingly, the price of a litre of Octane 92 type petrol was reduced by Rs. 33, while the price of a litre of diesel was reduced by Rs. 16.
In addition, the price of a litre of Kerosene was also reduced by Rs. 16.