Private Bus workers protest against fuel price hike

Private Bus workers protest against fuel price hike

Private Bus workers protest against fuel price hike

Written by Teena Marian

19 Apr, 2022 | 10:30 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Private Bus employees across many areas have stepped away from their operations to protest against the fuel price hike on Tuesday (19), said the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association.

Multiple protests are taking place against the fuel price hike and the shortage of fuel across many areas in Sri Lanka on Tuesday (19).

News 1st correspondents said that protests are currently taking place in Rambukkana, Hingurakgoda, Baddegama, Digana, Gampola, Ratnapura, and Theldeniya.

At the same time, people have obstructed the railroad from Rambukkana, prompting delays in train services along that road.

Moreover, many shops and businesses in Rambukkana Town have been closed down in support of these protests.

Over in Avissawella, people have blocked the Avissawella – Colombo Main Road from the main junction, known as the Color Light Junction.

Sri Lanka Police said that the protest had disrupted the movement of traffic.

Moreover, people are also protesting in Anuradhapura by obstructing the main road opposite the Anuradhapura new bus stand.

Another protest is taking place at Theldeniya Town where the Kandy – Mahiyanganaya Road is completely blocked.

Further, a protest is taking place in the Galle Town obstructing the Colombo – Galle main road, said Sri Lanka Police adding that buses have parked on the road obstructing the movement of traffic.

A similar protest is also taking place in the Matara town.


The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation decided to increase fuel prices with effect from midnight on Monday (18).

The revised prices are as follows:

92 Octane Petrol: Up by Rs. 84/- (New Price: Rs. 338/-)

95 Octane (Euro 4) Petrol: Up by Rs. 90/- (New Price: Rs. 373/-)

Diesel: Up by Rs. 113/- (New Price: Rs. 289/-)

Lanka Super Diesel 4 Star Euro 4: Up by Rs. 75/- (New Price: Rs. 329/-)

The limits imposed on cars, three-wheelers, motorcycles, vans, and SUVs have been lifted with effect from Monday (18).


Lanka IOC decided to increase its Retail Selling Prices of Petrol (Gasoline) by Rs 35/ltr and Diesel (Gasoil) by Rs 75/ltr with effect from Sunday (17) midnight.

The revised LIOC prices per Liter are as follows:

Petrol (92 Octane) – Rs. 338/-
Petrol (95 Octane) – Rs. 367/-
Petrol Euro 3 – Rs. 347/-
Auto Diesel – Rs. 289/-
Super Diesel – Rs. 327/-

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