Money orders to Energy Minister to cover rupee loss from fuel

Money orders to Energy Minister to cover rupee loss from fuel

Money orders to Energy Minister to cover rupee loss from fuel

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Jun, 2022 | 1:13 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The money collected in tills at several filling stations in Anuradhapura were sent via money order to the Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera on Wednesday (1).

Sri Lankans in Anuradharapura stepped up to help the ailing Ceylon Petroleum Corporation which has been suffering losses for many years, especially even after a price hike on 24th May 2022.

A group of Sri Lankans placed tills at filling stations to collect the rupee loss from every litre of 92 Octane Petrol.

Sri Lanka’s Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera told reporters that even after the massive price revision the CPC incurs a rupee loss for a litre of 92 octane petrol and 60 cents for every litre of Auto Diesel.

The money collected in these tills were sent to the Minister via money order from the Anuradhapura Post Office to the Parliament Post Office.

A sum of over Rs. 2,000/- was collected from one filling station in Anuradhpaura, and the money from other tills will also be sent to the Minister.

These Sri Lankans who placed the tills said this was a measure taken by them to show the government that they do not wish to live as a nation in debt.

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