Sri Lanka Cabinet subcommittee appointed to look into fuel crisis

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has appointed a subcommittee to investigate causes for the recent fuel crisis. The subcommittee is headed by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and comprises ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Sarath Amunugama.

At a media conference held at the Party headquarters Tuesday, Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that the failure to maintain oil stocks, place orders under the time frame and the simultaneous breakdown of the refinery need to be probed.

The President had appointed a committee to look into the crisis and intend to solve this problem by tomorrow, the Minister said.

A ship carrying fuel is expected to dock tomorrow night and another ship with fuel from India is expected to arrive in Colombo on Thursday, the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga said.