The United National Party charges that the government has de-prioritized offering concessions to the public and is preoccupied with attending towards own agendas.
General Secretary of the UNP MP Tissa Aththanayeke made this observation while commenting on the price increase of a litre of petrol by 10 rupees.
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation as well as the Lanka-Indian Oil Company have revised the price of a litre of Octane 90 petrol by 10 rupees.
Accordingly the revised price of a litre of Octane 90 type petrol stands at 159 rupees.
However both entities state that the price of a litre of Octane 95 petrol remains unchanged.
Meanwhile Secretary of the CPC's Jathika Sewaka Sangamaya Ananda Palitha
expressing his views to our news team stressed on the importance of official clarifications being made by CPC officials regarding the new price revisions.
When inquired by the Managing Director of the CPC L.E. Susantha De Silva regarding the latest price hike he had this to say.
Speaking further De Silva added that it was expected that the public would resort to utilise Octane 95 petrol.
Meanwhile addressing a function in Hiniduma-Galle today Minister of Petroleum Susil Premajayantha expressed the following views regarding the price of fuel.