Increase in fuel subsidy for fisherfolk
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday ordered the authorities to
increase the fuel subsidy for the fishing community affected by the fuel
hike, following a meeting with representatives of fishing organizations
at Temple Trees.
The fuel subsidy for multi-day fishing trawlers will be increased
from 2,500 litres to 2,600 litres while the kerosene subsidy will be
increased from 250 litres to 350 litres a month.