The prices of fuel will be increased with effect from midnight today, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said at the weekly press briefing held at Department of Government Information auditorium held today.
According to the minister prices of fuel per litre will be as follows,
Petrol (Octane 92) – Rs. 138
Petrol (Octane 95) – Rs. 148
Auto Diesel – Rs. 109
Super Diesel – Rs. 119
Kerosene – Rs.101
The price hike was felt in Sri Lanka as a result of the fuel price hike in the global market, which rose above US$70 on May 8, for the first time since 2014.
Minister Senaratne this price increase of fuel is lower than level of fuel price maintain by the previous regime where fuel sold at following rates: Petrol (Octane 92) – Rs. 162,Petrol (Octane 95) – Rs. 170,Auto Diesel – Rs. 121,Super Diesel – Rs. 133 and Kerosene – Rs.106.