COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Three-wheeler operators say they will not be able to reduce three-wheeler fares despite the petrol price reduction.
Secretary of the National Joint Three-Wheeler Drivers and Industrial Workers Association Rohana Perera said the price of a litre of 92-octane petrol has been reduced by only Rs. 7 and therefore it does not have a major bearing on the existing fares.
Unions have been demanding the government to increase the weekly fuel quota given to three-wheeler operators to reduce fares.
At present, three-wheelers are allocated right litres per day. Domestic fuel prices have been reduced with effect from today.
Accordingly, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and Lanka IOC have reduced prices of a litre of Octane-92 petrol by Rs. 7, Octane-95 petrol by Rs. 10, Auto Diesel by Rs. 15 and a litre of Super Diesel by Rs. 135 with effect from today.