Both diesel and kerosene had been sold at a loss before the price hike
Sri Lanka has faced short supply of coal
A 12.5kg cylinder price will be raised by Rs80 to Rs4,360
No mention was made of the proposed tariff for industrial or commercial users.
Sri Lanka parliament has 'bizarre record' over independent commissions
CEB had requested 7 hours
Sri Lanka has received a 40,000 metric tonne diesel consignment under a 500 million dollar Indian credit line
The distribution is expected to start from this evening
Private bus and school van operators have threatened to stop services if diesel shortages continue
Saturday's power cut duration has declined to 8.5 hours from Friday's 12 hours
The regulator says relevant authorities have failed to take advice given since 2016
Power cut duration has been extended mainly due to lack of fuel amid severe shortage of US dollars for imports.
We can reduce power cuts to some extent after that
Litro imports gas on one month credit
The CEB increases the duration of power cuts
Sri Lanka faces grim reality of the dollar shortage-led fuel, power crisis
Customers adapt. But 10 hour power cuts will not leave room
Power cut duration has been increased to 10 hours from Wednesday
State banks heavily exposed to energy utilities
Sri Lanka is facing extended power cuts due to lack of fuel imports and drought.
The lack of fuel also has resulted in large queues for diesel and petrol despite record price hikes
"The fuel issue is being addressed now. We believe that in the coming days the over-consumption will end," he added.
Power demand up as price increase delayed
Sri Lanka is facing daily scheduled power outages as a result of an ongoing forex shortage.
"We also have one million metric tons of coal which is enough for the next four to five months."