Allegations of fuel shortages a lie: Kanaka Herath

Allegations of fuel shortages a lie: Kanaka Herath

Allegations of fuel shortages a lie: Kanaka Herath

Written by Amani Nilar

19 Nov, 2021 | 9:15 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); State Minister Kanaka Herath says that although the country is in an economic crisis, all stories on fuel shortages is a lie.

Speaking in Kegalle on the current political situation of the country, State Minister Kanaka Herath admitted that the country currently has a shortage of foreign reserves and is currently facing an economic crisis.

He refuted all allegations of a fuel shortage due to the closure of Sapugaskanda refinery, and stated that there is no such fuel shortage taking place as of currently.

Moreover, the State Minister said that the Government is working towards providing fuel to the common man as well as to purchase short term refined fuel in the future.

He added that measures will also be taken to supply oil to Sapugaskanda for refining soon.

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