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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is reported to have written to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for cooperation in oil purchases, a source close to the President’s Office said.

The two presidents are expected to make a phone call one of these days and work out arrangements with the likely involvement of an official visit to Moscow. Sri Lanka is now facing a huge fuel shortage.

According to the source, the shortage will last till July 10, 2022. The source said the next shipment can be expected between July 10 and 12. The source also confirmed that India agreed to provide four shipments of fuel on cash payment terms.

Besides, the government purchased another 7,500 tonnes of diesel from the Lanka Indian Oil Company to be used for essential services until the next shipment arrives after July 4.

Sri Lanka is now unable to buy fuel from regular supplies since as much as US $ 731 million is in arrears to be paid for them for the previous supplies. Meanwhile, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara , along with Environment Minister Ahamed Nazeer , has travelled to Qatar to secure fresh deals for oil purchases. (Kelum Bandara)


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  • Mizaru Thursday, 30 June 2022 10:02 AM

    President writes to Putin and the response will be from Tin Tin.

    Iwazaru Thursday, 30 June 2022 10:03 AM

    What a clown this fellow is. There is no fuel in Sri Lanka and then he decides to write to Putin. A country totally mismanaged. What are the contingency plans? Nothing!

    European Thursday, 30 June 2022 10:04 AM

    Putin is the maincause of the worldwide economic crisis effecting the poor countries the most. What did Russia donate to Sri Lanka so far? Compare this to the donations from the West, India, New Zealand and Australia.

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 30 June 2022 10:14 AM

    He is the man you should have contact with Gatha he will teach you all the tricks of the trade. His first trick is destroy then you don’t have to think about rebuilding.

    Sokrates Thursday, 30 June 2022 10:22 AM

    A war criminal begs another war criminal. Both will meet again sometime in The Hague.

    Same kind of ANIMALS Thursday, 30 June 2022 10:48 AM

    GOTA Putin is another blood thirsty leader Like you sometime he will listen to your request.

    S. Samarakoon Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:22 AM

    Write to IdiAmin and Hitler..... Tell them he would be joining them soon....Down under.

    Upali Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:43 AM

    Is Kanchana having an extended holiday in Qatar? It doesn't matter if he is busy collecting the fuel barrels to be brought to Sri Lanka,

    Aragalaya Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:50 AM

    Even Putin will not take you seriously now. Please RESIGN.

    Chris Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:52 AM

    So he gets aid from US and asks Putin knowing very well there are sanctions in place. What happened to the great friend China?

    Mohan Thursday, 30 June 2022 01:53 PM

    He wrote to Putin, asking him to put in some help to SL.

    TONI Thursday, 30 June 2022 06:49 PM

    AND PUTIN REPLIES: GOTA GO HOME


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