Cargo services are also affected by Diesel Shortage

Cargo services are also affected by Diesel Shortage

Cargo services are also affected by Diesel Shortage

Written by Teena Marian

31 Mar, 2022 | 2:42 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Owners of cargo transport services in Sri Lanka warned that their operations in moving products have been hampered by the Diesel shortage that has taken a serious toll in Sri Lanka.

Container Transport Association President, Sanath K. Manjula told News 1st that despite talks with the Secretary of Ports and Shipping, no solution was reached to address the matter.

Fuel shortages have severely affected public transport in Sri Lanka as well.

President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association, Gemunu Wijeratne stated that long-distance bus services will be completely disrupted on Thursday (31).

However, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), Kingsley Ranawaka said that steps have been taken to operate buses as per the usual schedule on Thursday (31) as well.

On Wednesday (31), The All Ceylon Inter-District School Transport Services Association said that they will refrain from providing services from Friday (1st April) if the fuel crisis is NOT resolved immediately.

The Chairman of All Ceylon Inter-District School Children Transport Services Association, N.M.K Harishchandra Padmasiri said despite not receiving any support, they are engaged in transporting school students considering the fact of examinations and academics.

He warned that if a favorable solution is not provided by Friday (1), they will refrain from their services.

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