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Fuel queues, power cuts over by Monday: Lokuge

The issue of fuel supply can be solved before the weekend, pushing the public no longer to queue themselves to purchase fuel, said Energy Minister Gamini Lokuge, speaking to a briefing held in Colombo today (09).

Having the fuel crisis solved, the power crisis too will be solved, and the country, therefore, will return to normalcy without any power cuts by Monday, he added.

As of now, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) is in possession of 20,000 metric tonnes of fuel in its stocks and another fuel stock of 32,000 metric tonnes has arrived in the island.

The new subject minister went on saying that several ships carrying fuel stock required for the country are due on arrival in the next few days and that seven or eight ships more are expected to arrive in the island by mid-March with the debt facility provided by India.

There are no current plans to surge the fuel price, he added.

MIAP

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