(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Nearly 80,000 metric tons of diesel procured under the Indian credit facilities is expected to arrive in the country within the next five days.
The first consignment of diesel, due to arrive tonight, will bring 38,500 metric tons of diesel to Sri Lanka. Another ship is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on April 5th. It will also bring 38,500 metric tons of diesel to Sri Lanka.
However, a ship carrying 37,500 metric tons of diesel imported from Singapore is still anchored in Sri Lankan waters due to the inability to pay the relevant amount of $ 52 million so far.
The ship was scheduled to unload fuel on the 29th. The main reason for the current diesel shortage in the country was the inability to unload fuel as the required payment has not been made due to dollar shortage.