Amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said the island nation will not receive shipments of petrol, diesel and crude oil, scheduled for this week and next week.
The Minister said that suppliers have informed state-owned fuel importer and distributor Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) that they will not make the scheduled deliveries due to banking and logistic reasons, reports Xinhua news agency.
Wijesekera said public transportation, power generation and industries would be given priority until the next shipments arrive.
Therefore, limited stocks of diesel and petrol will be distributed to a few fuel stations throughout next week.
The Minister urged the general public not to queue up for fuel.