Trishaw fares increased as a result of fuel price hike; fishermen demand fuel at previous prices

Saturday, 23 February 2013 - 19:20

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Minister of Petroleum resources Anura Priyadharshna Yapa states that the Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation is unable to issue fuel at concessionary rates any further.

 

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today Minister Yapa noted that the price of fuel was revised in a bid to recover the losses suffered by the CPC.

 

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Subsequent to the latest fuel price revisions, the initial kilometre fee levied by budget taxi operators has been increased from 50 rupees to 60, marking a 10 rupee increase.

 

Chairman of the All Ceylon Trishaw Drivers Association Lalith Dharmasena expressing his views to our news team noted that the new price revision was already in effect.

 

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Meanwhile the Chairman of the All Ceylon Trishaw Drivers & Owners Association J.S. Jayaruk expressing his views to our news team stated that price revisions to existing trishaw fares would be done in a manner which would be bearable to the customer.

 

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Meanwhile the Fishermen's Conglomerate has urged the government to revoke the fuel subsidy awarded at present and issue fuel in accordance with prices applicable as at 12th of February 2012.