Shortage of gas despite price increase?

Shortage of gas despite price increase?

Market sources stated that despite the increase in prices, there is still a shortage of gas in some areas.

Consumers complained that gas has been hidden from consumers in some areas.

Consumers stated to the Hiru News team that there was a shortage of gas in several other cities, including Kurunegala yesterday (31).

Meanwhile, vehicle importers stated that the prices of vehicles that had gone up in the market previously have come down to a certain level and are still at a stable price.

However, it is reported that the prices of auto parts have gone up uncontrollably.

The Consumer Affairs Authority has received complaints that company that import certain auto parts have unjustly increased the price of spare parts.

Indika Sampath Merenchige, President of the Ceylon Automobile Importers' Association, stated that the increase in the price of auto spare parts was due to market conditions, including the appreciation of the dollar.

However, the prices of vehicles in the market have stabilized and this is a positive situation, he stated.

However, State Minister for Consumer Affairs Lasantha Alagiyawanna addressing the media in Kalutara yesterday stated that the increase in commodity prices is a result of the global pandemic and that every effort will be made to protect consumers.