SLPP didn’t promise fuel price reduction – Kariyawasam

By Faadhila Thassim

The SLPP never opined that the price of fuel will drop with the appointment of National Organiser of the Party, Basil Rajapaksa as the Minister of Finance, SLPP General Secretary, Sagara Kariyawasam said.

He said as a responsible Party, no such statement was made, adding that the reduction of the price of fuel is not a decision that could be made within such a short span of time since the appointment of Rajapaksa. “The SLPP is however of the opinion that there will be a drop in the price of fuel as soon as possible,” he added. 

He said the SLPP was only of the view as expressed through an official statement that the minister in charge, Udaya Gammanpila did not take necessary steps to avoid circumstances leading to the fuel price hike. 

Kariyawasam said the necessary steps and discussions for a possible reduction in the price of fuel is underway, adding that there is, however, no timeframe for such a decision. 

He further added that a common opinion of several MPs was that if the local price of fuel changes according to the change of the price of fuel in the global market, the minister in charge has not carried out his responsibilities effectively, saying that the local price of fuel should not change based on the global price of fuel.  

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