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There will be no fuel scarcity in the country as adequate fuel was received and countrywide distribution has already begun, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Chairman W.W.D. Sumith Wijesinghe said.

He said the reason for the sudden fuel shortage was the consumers refueling more than the normal limits and stocking fuel in cans and barrels.

However, the government took measures to import sufficient volumes of fuel and began distributing throughout the country, he said. Ships containing fuel have arrived in the country and unloading is in progress now, Wijesinghe said.

Therefore, the CPC chairman requested the consumers not to panic and avoid standing in queues to get fuel. "Ships containing sufficient diesel, petrol, furnace oil, jet fuel and kerosene have reached the country.

Two shiploads of diesel are currently being unloaded, and another two are due on Monday and Tuesday, "the chairman said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 14

  • Ram Saturday, 05 March 2022 03:35 PM

    With the assurance given you must resign if a shortage occurs again

    Borat Saturday, 05 March 2022 04:22 PM

    Never believe these buggers

    Revan Saturday, 05 March 2022 04:31 PM

    So if we did not fill up cans there would be no shortage!!! Absolutely unbelievable...

    sam Saturday, 05 March 2022 04:34 PM

    You are talking about the immediate future. What happens after the Indian credit expires in 4 months?

    Driver Saturday, 05 March 2022 04:59 PM

    We have heard that so many times before !!!

    Rex Saturday, 05 March 2022 05:00 PM

    OK Sir time will tell ???????

    Hondha Hitha Saturday, 05 March 2022 06:40 PM

    Fuel coming but no dollars to clear them.

    Vipin B Saturday, 05 March 2022 06:50 PM

    Stocks are coming - but with what are you going to pay for it? Rajapakse wealth?

    Mandayan Saturday, 05 March 2022 06:54 PM

    Yes, if you have follies and pay, no scarcity of course!

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Saturday, 05 March 2022 07:12 PM

    Decipher the core problems that pushed the country to a fuel crisis, making the government to earn the warth of the masses. Responsible officials should be dealt with.

    Zek Saturday, 05 March 2022 07:38 PM

    Lies lies and nothing but damned lies.

    Joseph Sunday, 06 March 2022 01:21 PM

    Hahahahahahaha boo...hahahhaha

    dickie bird Sunday, 06 March 2022 03:38 PM

    Stop counting the Chicken before the Eggs are hatched Mr Summith Wijesinghe, Stop the political crap.

    Ravi Monday, 07 March 2022 11:13 AM

    He is not a chairman but he acts like a parrot.

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