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Sri Lanka authorities slashes petrol costs by LKR40; no change in diesel worth

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With the transfer, the value of diesel for the primary time in Sri Lanka is greater than the value of petrol

With the transfer, the value of diesel for the primary time in Sri Lanka is greater than the value of petrol

The Sri Lankan authorities on Saturday slashed the value of petrol by Sri Lankan rupees 40 per litre, making diesel costlier than petrol for the primary time within the nation.

The worth discount got here as opposition events in latest days took the federal government to process for not implementing the value method regardless of the decrease world oil costs.

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The retail worth of petrol has been lowered from LKR (Sri Lankan rupees) 450 per litre to LKR 410 per litre whereas the price of diesel continued to stay the identical at LKR 430.

“The new prices of petrol would be Rs410 Sri Lankan rupees,” Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara stated.

With the transfer, the value of diesel for the primary time in Sri Lanka is greater than the value of petrol.

Diesel is used broadly for public transport and autos used for shopper commerce which has a direct impression on value of residing.

Following the federal government’s resolution, the Lanka Indian Oil Corporation has additionally stated that it’ll cut back the petrol worth together with the federal government worth.

Sri Lanka disaster: in depth

Sri Lanka is experiencing hyperinflation amidst the financial disaster, the worst since its independence in 1948.

Inflation in September was 69.8%, up from the 64.3% recorded in August.

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