Government to provide kerosene subsidies to low income people, fisheries


In the aftermath of the fuel price hikes implemented on May 10th, 2018, the government has decided to provide kerosene subsidies to low income people and fisheries, said Upali Marasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development. 

In a press release distributed this afternoon, Marasinghe further said, "We are implementing a process to deposit subsidy amount to accounts of beneficiaries. We are under the process of obtaining information from Fisheries Department and Samurdi Department regarding to this. We are taking steps to pay the outstanding balance from the date of price hike as soon as possible.”

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