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Fuel tanker ‘Neveska Lady’ arrives

8 November 2017 07:50 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Bringing a ray of hope to those inconvenienced by the ongoing fuel shortage, the fuel tanker ‘Neveska Lady’ entered Sri Lankan territorial waters carrying a stock of 40, 000 metric tonnes of petrol a short while ago, Petroleum Resources Development Deputy Minister Anoma Gamage told Daily Mirror.

She said that soon after the quality checking process is over the stock of fuel would be unloaded and distributed to filling stations.

Further, she said that although panic had been created among the people due to false propaganda, ministry officials and those from the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) had managed to successfully deliver the emergency stocks available with the government to minimize the inconvenience caused to the public.

According to her the shipment that had arrived contained 32, 750 metric tonnes of 92 Octane petrol and 7,500 metric tonnes of 95 Octane petrol.

According to sources at the CPC the quality checking process needed around 10 hours to complete while unloading the fuel stock would take a minimum of 18 hours to complete.

Meanwhile, it was reported that the stock that had been received was only sufficient for 15 days. However, another fuel tanker would be arriving from Singapore in the next couple of days. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 16

  • Dre Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:11 PM

    Aawa ! Aawa! Aawaa ! Badu Aawaaa !

    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:17 AM

    Captain cool messed it up and now we are rejoicing that neveska lady has arrived and that India has come to our rescue.

    srilankan Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:40 AM

    awsome bro... you made my day..... hahahahahaha....

    ceylon Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:15 PM

    all are waiting for.come soon lady. via DM Android App

    Mohan Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:27 PM

    Our true friends the Indians are coming with the second shipment,the whole country must be excited.How about we make it a "Public Holiday".

    rp Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:30 PM

    Hope it's not diesel

    SL Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:15 PM

    Previously, we were waiting for ships to come to Hambanthota port. Now we are waiting for ships to come to Colombo port! See the difference!

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:16 PM

    At last .

    alex Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:10 AM

    now Arjuna will take credit for this

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:12 AM

    This ship is more famous than Titanic.

    chari Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:31 AM

    Have a ceremony to welcome the ship. Great Captain to have traveled so fast in high seas.

    Sunil Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:05 AM

    People are now well aware of the distribution process of petroleum products in the country.

    FJ Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:32 AM

    Yes it is in the hands of the Indians.Brilliant idea.

    nidal Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:55 AM

    It is not the mistake of the government or IOC. they tried to provide us the quality petrol but we people make this as a big issue and showed our anger to the government by standing in the Queue and some medias who are getting biscuits from MR made MR and his team happy.First we should change our behavior and attitude then our sample in parliament will follow us and then country will improve, otherwise half of the people will migrate to other countries. Hope it will not get published by dailymirror :)

    Arnold Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:09 PM

    That was one fast vessel coming from Jebel Ali port in UAE.

    Kadiya Friday, 10 November 2017 06:26 AM

    In the wake of all those floating knights in armor that have docked here the Lady in Red is a refreshing sight!

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