Speaking to reporters, Perera said that the best way to teach a lesson to LIOC for raising fuel prices was to boycott their fuel stations in Sri Lanka.
LIOC had this week increased the price of Octane 92 petrol by Rs. 5 selling at Rs. 142/litre as opposed to Rs. 137/litre at state owned CPC sheds.
Perera said that the United National Party (UNP) Government had struck the deal with Indian Oil and gave them a stake in Sri Lanka.
He said that when the deal was reached he was among then opposition Parliamentarians who had raised objections to the agreement.
“We urge the public to go and pump fuel in state owned CPC sheds. They must boycott IOC sheds,” he said.
There was no immediate response from LIOC to this statement. (Colombo Gazette)