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Sri Lanka's electricity prices rocket

There is controversy in Sri Lanka over a sudden and very large jump in domestic electricity prices.

People already suffering from regular and difficult rises in the cost of living, are now seeing their bills rise - some by as much as 100%.

The poorest people are seeing some of the biggest rises.

Charles Haviland reports.

  • 01 May 2013
  • From the section Asia