Unloading of second diesel consignment from India begins – Energy Minister

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The second fuel tanker with a consignment of 40,000 metric tons of diesel procured under the line of credit provided by India also arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday (24) and unloading of the diesel to Kolonnawa commenced yesterday itself, said Energy Minister Gamini Lokuge.

He said another ship carrying 37,300 metric tons of diesel was due to arrive on April 1.

Meanwhile, a petrol tanker was also unloading at the Muthurajawela storage complex yesterday (24), Minister Lokuge said.

The Ministry of Energy meanwhile said the payment of USD 42 million was made to the Singapore-based company for the oil tanker docked off Colombo for the past 12 days. The tanker carries a total of 20,000 metric tonnes of diesel and 20,000 metric tonnes of jet fuel.

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