Sri Lanka fuel prices soar as economy reels


Sri Lanka fuel prices soar as economy reels




An armed policeman stands guard as supporters of the United National Party gather for a silent protest rally against the current economic crisis in Colombo, Sri Lanka. – EPA pic, March 26, 2022.

ONE of Sri Lanka’s biggest fuel suppliers hiked the price of petrol by nearly 20% today, the second increase in as many weeks, as the country struggles to import oil without dollars.

Lanka IOC, a fuel retailer which accounts for a third of the market, said it raised the petrol price to 303 rupees (RM4.40) a litre, up from 254 rupees. Two weeks ago, the company increased the price of petrol by 25%.


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