Colombo: Petrol and diesel prices in Sri Lanka have been increased to Rs. 470 and Rs. 460 per liter respectively. The country’s economic situation is in deep crisis as foreign exchange has fallen to an all-time low in Sri Lanka. People are suffering due to severe inflation and shortage of essential commodities. In particular, various restrictions have been imposed on the use of electricity due to fuel shortages. You have to wait in line for several days to buy petrol and diesel. So far 10 people waiting in line have been killed. In this situation, the Sri Lankan government has increased the price of petrol by Rs. 50 per liter and diesel by Rs. 60 per liter. It has been in effect since yesterday. As a result, petrol is priced at Rs 470 per liter and diesel at Rs 460 per liter.
* Petrol and diesel prices have been increased 3 times in 3 months in
Sri Lanka since April 19. The last time the price was raised was on May 24. Petrol and diesel prices have risen by 24 per cent and 38 per cent, respectively.