Alternatives ready if tanker owners go on strike: Minister Kanchana

Alternatives ready if tanker owners go on strike: Minister Kanchana

Alternatives ready if tanker owners go on strike: Minister Kanchana

Written by Amani Nilar

30 Apr, 2022 | 12:27 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera states that if private bowsers are removed from fuel distribution activities, alternative methods have been made ready.

In a tweet, he said that transport fares for Bowser owners had been revised five times since July last year, and when taken as a percentage, the relevant revisions add up to 84%.

Minister Kanchana Wijesekera says that although his party has agreed to make some further amendments, Bowser Owners have rejected those amendments.

“If the private sector bowsers are removed from fuel distribution, arrangements have already been made to use bowsers and other alternatives,” he said.

Meanwhile, Minister Wijesekera stated that the unloading of diesel aboard a ship which arrived in Sri Lanka commenced last night and the arrival of two more ships of petrol and crude oil will also take place in the next two days.

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