15,000 LP Gas cylinders to Colombo, other major cities on Monday (9) & Tuesday (10)

15,000 LP Gas cylinders to Colombo, other major cities on Monday (9) & Tuesday (10)

15,000 LP Gas cylinders to Colombo, other major cities on Monday (9) & Tuesday (10)

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 May, 2022 | 10:15 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Litro Gas said that 15,000 LP Gas Cylinders will be delivered to Colombo, and other major cities on Monday (9) and Tuesday (10).

The Chairman of Litro Gas Eng. Vijitha Herath told News 1st that these cylinders will be released from the existing stocks of LP Gas.

At the same time, the Public is requested NOT to wait in line for LP gas, urged the Chairman of Litro on Monday (9).

He said LP Gas will not be issued to the Market until Friday (13).

The gas shortage in the country is worsening by the day, with people waiting in line for hours, and tensions spilling over due to impatience.

Litro said that $7 Million is scheduled to be paid for two vessels of gas, each carrying 3500 MT.

The Chairman of Litro Vijitha Herath said the vessel are from Oman and one of them already reached the Maldives.

Meanwhile, Litro said it had decided to borrow $120 Million to buy gas under an Indian Credit Line.

The Chairman of Litro further said that Sri Lanka will receive $70 Million from the World Bank for gas purchasing.

Accordingly, necessary steps will be taken to rectify the existing gas shortage as soon as possible, he said.

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