The government has decided to continue to release fuel but only 50% of the existing demand can be supplied continuously, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
“Today we have decided to continue providing fuel. It can be continued only if 50% of the current demand is met. It also gives priority to power generation, transportation and many other essential services. Thus we can use the current stock for 7 days. A ship carrying 40,000 metric tons of fuel will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 16th of this month. Accordingly, ships have been secured by the end of the month. We are now in the process of procuring two ships for the next month as well. And then when the Indian New Deal was signed, the credit line, we actually had fuel for four months. But we give all this on a 50% basis. ”
The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made this statement in a special statement yesterday (14).