The prices of fuel would be increased with effect from midnight, the Finance Ministry Sources said.
Accordingly, the prices of fuel per litre will be increased as follows:
Petrol (Octane 92) will be increased by Rs.8 to Rs.145, Petrol (Octane 95) will be increased by Rs.7 to Rs.155, One litre of Auto Diesel increased by Rs.9 to Rs.118 and One litre of Super Diesel will be increased by Rs.10 to Rs.129, however, the price of Lanka Kerosene will remain at Rs.70.
|Fuel Type||Earlier Price||Price Increased by||New Price|
|Petrol (Octane 92)||Rs.137||Rs.8||Rs.145|
|Petrol (Octane 95)||Rs.148||Rs.7||Rs.155|
|Lanka Industrial Kerosene||Rs.110||–||–|
|Lanka Furnace Oil 800||Rs.80||–||–|
|Lanka Furnace Oil 1500||Rs.80||–||–|
|Lanka Furnace Oil 3500||Rs.80||–||–|
Ministry sources said the price revise was earlier scheduled to come into effect every two months. This prices will be effective only for a week. For the benefit of the people, the price formulating committee had decided to revise the fuel prices once a week.
Sources said the latest price change would be applicable only for one week.
However, there would be no increase in kerosene prices. The prices of fuel including kerosene were increased on May 10, 2018, as well.