A huge demand for kerosene stoves is evident in the market, following the price surge on gas. The Chairman of the Pettah Self-Employed Association stated that the demand for kerosene stoves has boosted overnight in Pettah.
With the prices of gas skyrocketing, many people are turning to alternative cooking methods, considered of which many people opined that using electricity for cooking is also cheaper than gas.
Following the shortage of gas in the market, wood stoves and firewood were largely being sold even through the internet. Following the recent price surge, the same demand for alternative cooking methods is being met.