Fuel shipments scheduled to begin arriving from Friday

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Fuel shipments are scheduled to begin arriving in Sri Lanka from Friday, 15th July, Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said yesterday(12).

He said that last Friday full payments were made with the assistance of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Finance to Indian Oil for a diesel cargo to arrive between 15-17 July and a petrol cargo for 22-24 July.

The Minister said that advance payments were made last week for a diesel cargo to arrive between 15-17 July and petrol between 17-19 July. He said that the balance payment will be made today for the diesel.

Wijesekera also said that the balance payment for the petrol to arrive from 17-19th July will have to be paid on Tuesday the 12th.

Three further shipments will arrive in Colombo between 12-15th (diesel), 14-16th (heavy fuel oil and 15-17th (crude oil), for which the funds has to be paid on arrival in Colombo.

Cargo scheduled to arrive on the 9th was delayed due to weather conditions and could not be loaded on time and the supplier has communicated the departure from India this morning.

The Minister said that the new Laycan has been given as 12-15th July, weather permitting.




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