Dullas emphasizes timeliness of Mangala’s fuel pricing formula

Cabinet Spokesman – minister Dullas Alahapperuma today (21) also highlighted the need of a pricing formula as proposed by the late Finance minister – Mangala Samaraweera.

Speaking during today’s Cabinet briefing, the minister said, “When former minister Mangala Samaraweera had introduced the fuel price formula in the past, we too ridiculed and mocked it as the opposition. However, it is no secret that if such a formula existed when fuel prices fluctuated as in the present, the benefits would go both ways.”

He pointed out that the subject minister – Udaya Gammanpila too had pointed out the need of such a formula.

“What matters most is not whether it existed in the past or not… What matters is which is more practical and how it affects the social sector that is most affected by such matters… With this, I believe, it re-emphasises the need of such a formula,” he added.

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