Written by Teena Marian
04 Mar, 2022 | 2:09 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Diesel shortages have severely affected all sectors including Transport, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Tourism.
In such a backdrop, there were long queues at filling stations in all parts of the country on Thursday (3) night as well as on Friday (4).
Furthermore, several filling stations are closed because of they have NO fuel to supply.
People in many areas including Paliyagoda, Balangoda, Matale, Madurankuliya, and Hambantota have been waiting in long queues since this morning to get fuel.
At the same time, a Milk Rice Dansal was organized for the people who are waiting in the queue in Horana.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy stated that the ship carrying 37,300 MT of Diesel has arrived in Sri Lanka, and authorities will begin the distribution of Diesel to market on Friday (4).
Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Chaminda Hettiarachchi stated that the current Diesel shortage will gradually pass, with new shipments reaching Sri Lankan shores.
The Ministry of Energy stated that another Diesel ship carrying 28,300 MT will arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday (4) afternoon.
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