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No fuel shortage - Minister

Warning to filling stations trying to create artificial shortage :

Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has advised the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) officials to take measures to cancel the licenses of owners of fuel filling stations if they attempt to goard fuel stocks and create an artificial shortage in the country.

He added that certain people are trying to create an ‘artificial’ fuel shortage. Long queues have been building up in front of filling stations since last night. Therefore, we urge the people not to have an unnecessarily panic as there is no such shortage of fuel,” he added.

The Minister said there is no fuel shortage and that distribution was ongoing as usual.

He added that fabricated reports are currently being circulated on various communication platforms of a possible fuel shortage in the country.

“The CPC firmly reassures that the fuel supply across Sri Lanka is taking place without any hindrance to operations. The CPC requests the public to disregard these malicious reports, which are aimed at creating mass public panic and volatility in the national fuel supply,” he added.



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