Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila has told the media that he would not supply fuel to the CEB if they are not paid in dollars, but Power and Energy Minister Gamini Lokuge said that an agreement had been reached at the Cabinet meeting to provide the required amount of fuel to the CEB.
Question: Did you talk about the fuel issue?
“We did, we are ready to bring fuel”
Question: Will we lose electricity?
“No. Not today”
Question – Tomorrow?
“I want to see it tomorrow morning. Somehow we will bring in the fuel we need to meet our demand without a shortage. They will provide fuel from the filling stations of the Petroleum Corporation with no shortage. And at the same time, they will give us the amount of fuel that we need. “
Q. But the Minister of Petroleum says that he will not provide fuel for the CEB?
“Even though that’s what he says to the media, we are friends after all. There won’t be a problem”
The Minister of Power and Energy Gamini Lokuge stated this while answering several questions raised by journalists while leaving the Cabinet meeting held last night (18).