Bringing much relief to the domestic household consumers, the price of a 12.5 Kg cylinder has been reduced from midnight tonight (04 October 2019). The prices of 5 Kg and 2.3 Kg LPG gas cylinders too have been reduced accordingly.
Therefore price of a 12.5 Kg LPG domestic gas cylinder has been reduced by Rs 240.00 in Colombo District and by Rs 251.00 in all other Districts. Price of a 5 kg cylinder is down by Rs 95.00 (in Colombo District) and price of a 2.3 kg cylinder is down by Rs 30.00 (in Colombo District).
Accordingly, in Colombo District, the new prices of a 12.5 kg cylinder is Rs 1493.00 (down from Rs 1733.00), 5 kg Cylinder is Rs 598.00 (down from Rs 693.00) and 2.5 kg cylinder is Rs 289.00 (down from Rs 319.00). Prices in all other districts too are reduced in proportion to these with effect from midnight tonight (04 October 2019).
The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development& Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen has instructed the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) on ctober 4 to raid errant retailers who violate the new price structure. The CAA has been monitoring the retailor for violations for some time. Any guilty violators can be fined or imprisoned under Section 60 of Act No 9 of 2003. If the violator is not a company/firm but a person then the fine is between 5000 -50000 or one year imprisonment in the first offence, and any subsequent offence (by the person) Rs 10000-100,000 fine or a maximum of two year imprisonment or both punishments.
If the violator is a company/firm and NOT a person then in the first instance of violation/offence, a fine of Rs 50,000-1000,000 or a maximum of two year imprisonment, and any subsequent offence a fine of Rs 100,000-2,000,000.
Consumer complaint hotlines of CAA are 0117755481-3 and 1977.