The government has by no means resolved to sell the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today.
The Minister said this in Parliament, in response to a question raised by Joint Opposition Leader Dinesh Gunewardena.
He said that the CPC is an establishment that provides a favourable contribution to the country’s economic growth.
“In addition to this, it is the main arm which ensures country’s sustainable energy and so it is not only my personal responsibility, but it is also the government’s and the nation’s responsibility to strengthen the CPC,” the Minister said.
Minister of Petroleum Resource Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that the government has not made a decision to raise fuel prices within the country.
The Minister of Petroleum Resource Development made this statement while responding to a question that was raised during parliamentary sessions today (9).
“The fuel prices within Sri Lanka cannot be raised according to the current situation. The government is yet to make a decision with regards to this matter. Discussions with regards to the fuel prices have been held for the past few years. The losses incurred through providing relief to the public will be briefed in due course” he said.
via Ada Derana