It is planned to release one million gas cylinders to the market within the next 10 days, which will alleviate the current shortage of gas in the market, said Thushara Jayasinghe, Chairman of Litro.
Jayasinghe further stated that the supply of gas to Litro is being continued and two more ships carrying gas are scheduled to arrive in the island tomorrow and Monday.
He says he plans to release one million gas cylinders to the market in the next 10 days.
Normally between 80,000 and 100,000 cylinders of gas are required to meet the daily requirement of the country, but from time to time Litro was unable to maintain these supplies due to the non-availability of the required stocks of gas.
Also, due to the current shortage of dollars, the Laugfs company is no longer able to market Laugfs gas properly.