NO END to the Fuel Queues in Sri Lanka

NO END to the Fuel Queues in Sri Lanka

NO END to the Fuel Queues in Sri Lanka

Written by Teena Marian

01 Apr, 2022 | 10:07 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Hundreds of people were seen lining up opposite filling stations since early Friday (1) with the hope of purchasing fuel.

An uneasy situation arose at the Panadura filling station on Thursday (31) night, due to a brawl between two groups at the filling station on the matter of releasing fuel for barrels.

One person was arrested by Sri Lanka Police.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy said that a vessel carrying 37,500 MT of Diesel will arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday (2nd April) via the Indian credit line.

However, the vessel carrying 37,500 MT of Diesel owned by Singapore’s Vitol company had NOT been PAID $52 Mn even on Thursday (31).

The vessel has been anchored in international waters for seven days.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy on Thursday (31) agreed to obtain 6,000 MT of Diesel from the Indian Oil Company (IOC) for power plants.

The Diesel is to be procured from Lanka IOC warehouses in Trincomalee.

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