Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga assured that there is no shortage of petrol and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) is in the possession of adequate fuel quantities.
Speaking at a media briefing Monday, the Minister requested the people not to fall victim to false rumors.
Extremely long queues were seen at fuel stations from yesterday evening beginning from Kandy. However, the Minister said adequate stock of petrol are available in the regional storages of CPC as well.
“I say with responsibility that we have required amounts of fuel petrol, diesel and jet A-1. In the next two weeks, three more ships are to arrive in the country. There is no need for an unnecessary panic,” he said.
Speaking further, the Minister said that the price of petrol is 2,500 metric tons per day. At present, 3,500 – 4,000 metric tons of petrol are being distributed per day.
He said that if there were some problems or shortage of fuel he will inform the public to use fuel sparingly but there is no such shortage now,