Sri Lankans queue up at a fuel station to buy kerosene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 12, 2022. (ERANGA JAYAWARDENA / AP)
COLOMBO – Sri Lanka hiked petrol prices by 20 percent-24 percent on Tuesday and also increased diesel prices by 35 percent-38 percent, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said.
In a message on Twitter, Wijesekera said government-set transport and other service charges will also increase correspondingly. "Work from home will be encouraged to minimize the use of fuel and to manage the energy crisis," he added.
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