The National Movement for Consumer Right`s Protection (NMCRP) has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to take steps to ensure that both, the Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CEYPETCO) and the Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) filling stations sell fuel at one and the same price.
Currently, the LIOC is selling at a higher price than CEYPETCO following fuel price increase which came into effect last Friday (6).
But while the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) issued a directive to sell fuel at previous the prices, the LIOC announced that it would sell at the new prices. Chairman of the movement Ranjith Withangae made the request for a uniform fuel pricing in a letter to the President yesterday (8). He added that there was no institute to make complaints about fuel issues and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), should be appointed to look into such complaints.