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Drastically reduce diesel prices - ACFA tells Govt.

The Treasurer of the All Ceylon Fisheries Association, Amarasiri Sunil Fernando said yesterday, said that the drawback of increasing fish exports was the high prices of diesel which prevented the industry from going to the international seas.
He said that the Government should reduce the fuel prices so that fish exports could be increased, he told Daily News Finance, adding that the Association could supply whatever increase in the future demand arose.

He said that that was an earlier occasion that they had met Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundera who was earlier Treasury Secretary during the Mahinda Rajapaksa Presidency and made written representations to lower the cost of diesel which has still not been done. Now, we have made an appointment to see President Gotabaya Rajapaksa himself, he said.

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