The Consumer Affairs Authority has granted permission to increase the price of Laugfs gas cylinders.
Accordingly, the price of a 12.5kg Laugfs domestic gas cylinder has been increased by Rs.363, with the new price set at Rs.1,856.
State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection Lasantha Alagiyawanna said the 5kg Laugfs cylinder has been increased by Rs.145, with the new price now Rs.743.
State Minister Alagiyawanna said the Consumer Affairs Authority recommended that a 12.5kg gas cylinder be increased by Rs.363, and the price of a 5kg gas cylinder by Rs.145.
The State Minister said Laugfs will be able to increase prices accordingly.
He added however the government will incur costs and continue to sell Litro gas cylinders at the current rates.