Further streamline fuel distribution through SLTB: SC

Further streamline fuel distribution through SLTB: SC

Further streamline fuel distribution through SLTB: SC

Written by Amani Nilar

05 Aug, 2022 | 4:32 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Supreme Court on Friday (Aug. 05) pointed out that it is necessary to further streamline the fuel distribution activities through the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).

The two Fundamental Rights Applications filed by the Bar Association Sri Lanka (BASL) were called up in the presence of Supreme Court Justices Vijith Malalgoda and Arjuna Obeysekera on Friday (05).

The BASL had filed the FR Applications seeking the Government to issue an order to prepare long-term and short-term programmes for the continuous provision of essential services including fuel, electricity, food and medicines to the people, in the face of the current economic crisis.

Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, who provided evidence before court, said that many of the suggestions made by the BASL regarding fuel distribution have already been implemented.

He said that an affidavit indicating the same has also been filed in court.

Attorneys at Law Udita Igalahewa PC and Suren Gnanaraj PC, who appeared on behalf of the BASL, pointed out to the court that it is necessary to further streamline the distribution of fuel through the Sri Lanka Transport Board.

The Supreme Court Judge bench, which informed the Additional Solicitor General to pay attention to the matter, also ordered the BASL to file an affidavit in court at the next hearing, containing further proposals to resolve this crisis.

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