Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara has announced that licenses for 40 fuel stations will be suspended for continuously failing to comply with QR fuel quotas. In addition, all fuel stations will now be required to maintain a minimum of 50% of stock tank capacity, with GPS tracking systems to be installed on all Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) owned fuel tankers by April 15. The Minister also stated that private tankers will be monitored closely.
These decisions were made during a progress review meeting held on April 6 with the CPC and Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL) management and officers. The meeting also covered the fuel cargo plan for the next eight weeks, refinery operations, and fuel distribution during the upcoming festive season.