Cabinet sub-committee appointed to look into fuel issue

Cabinet sub-committee appointed to look into fuel issue

November 7, 2017   01:05 pm

A Cabinet Sub-Committee has been appointed to look into the current fuel shortage issue and recommend solutions, Minister Duminda Dissanayake told Ada Derana.

The sub-committee was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena following a request made by the Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga at the cabinet meeting held today (7).

The three-member committee is chaired by Special Assignments Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama and also includes Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka and Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. 

The fuel shortage has seen long queues form at fuel stations and forced many commuters to leave their cars at home.  

The crisis came weeks after authorities turned away a shipment of about 40,000 tonnes of gasoline saying it was contaminated.

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