Public outraged as gas prices reach record high

The public have expressed outrage after gas prices reached a record high last night (Sunday) with Litro Gas increasing a domestic 12.5 kg cylinder by as much as Rs. 1,257.

Both Litro Gas and Laugfs Gas PLC increased the price of domestic gas last night after the Government removed the controlled price on four items, including gas.

As a result, Litro Gas said that the price of a 12.5 kg domestic gas cylinder has been increased by Rs. 1,257 and will now be sold at Rs. 2,750.

Litro Gas also announced that a 5 kg cylinder was increased by Rs. 503 and will be sold at Rs. 1,101 while a 2.5 kg cylinder was increased by Rs. 231 and will be sold at Rs. 520.

Meanwhile, Laugfs Gas announced that a 12.5 kg domestic gas cylinder has been increased by Rs. 984 and will now be sold at Rs. 2,840.

Laugfs Gas also said that a 5 kg cylinder was increased by Rs. 393 and will be sold at Rs. 1,136.

The public took to social media to express their outrage over the price hike and the ripple effect it will have on other products.

Some have even expressed the opinion that the price hike will lead to people switching to the cheaper option of using firewood. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is what the 6.9 million voters did by bringing back the Rajapakse government.
    Bandula said a family can exist with 2500/- and now to see you can buy only Gas and keep looking at it without using the Gas.

  2. We cannot afford to bring the western and Indian puppets to govern the country. The dragon must move quickly to fix the leadership vaccum. Getting rid of Basil Rajapaksa from Finance Minister is a good step forward.

  3. I said give this government until the end of the year and see how badly they mess up everything. Here you go still on track for a royal disaster in the making…

    Waiting for the $ to hit 270/- next…

  4. We need a 2/3 majority UNP government to get us out of this mess!

    They brought down the cost of all essentials including gas and fuel prices when they ousted Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Last time it was Maithripala Sirisena who single handedly sabotaged the efforts of the coalition government by blocking investigations and prosecutions then later on heading CoupeLk to bring in Mahinda as prime minister destroyed a good chance at cleaning up corruption in our political system…

    UNP got us out of the closed economy of the SLFP in the past and they will get us out of this mess created by the SLPP fools…

    • Brown people do not have one developed country. Having 2/3 majority means nothing, it doesn’t matter if it is SLPP, SLFP or UNP. Fools are always fools, you don’t become wise because you have 2/3 majority. You are not evolved to govern a country.

  5. Presidential and general elections together next month please we want to send this foolish government home now before they can do anymore damage…

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