Cooking in Sri Lankan homes is done using LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders attached to domestic cooktops, marketed by a duopoly of two major companies, Litro Gas and Laugfs. A large cylinder holds about 12.5 kilograms of gas, priced around Rs.1500 per cylinder. The connection, regulator and cylinder, plus other accessories needed, can be bought from these companies either online or first hand. Rental price, however, does not include the cooking gas.
The official providers of LPG gas for domestic consumers is: www.laugfsgas.lk/domestic
Rates depend on your area and size of the cylinder. For example, prices in Colombo for a 12.5kg Cylinder is 1,676.
Full rates found here.
In Sri Lanka, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. If the standard voltage in your country is between 220 - 240 V (as it is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia/Africa), you can use your electric appliances here. The power sockets available are of D, M and G type. In case you are not sure if your appliances would work, or if you need to carry an adapter or voltage converter, you can check at this site: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/sri-lanka/
Electricity, petroleum and water supplies are distributed and monitored by a single government body called the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka or PUCSL. There is a national grid which provides the electric power nationally, at rates which are fixed as per a Regulated Pricing Mechanism. Twice a year the prices are monitored and revised.
As mentioned above, NWSDB or National Water Supply and Drainage Board is responsible for providing drinking water to the people. It also looks after the sanitation.
For water-related queries and to address complaints, one can get in touch at:
For current rates, new water connections and other water-related issues, one can find information here.
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