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.
Fuel transport is conducted by 3 sectors. Govt Owned, FuelStation Owners Bowsers n Hired. Rates for Hired have been adjusted 5 times since July 2021, an increase of 84% using a formula agreed by all. If the Private hired goes on strike we will use the 2 other sectors to deliver. pic.twitter.com/LyOXgjnfk0
— Kanchana Wijesekera (@kanchana_wij) April 30, 2022
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