Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Petroleum Resources Development Ministry said there are enough fuel stocks in the country now and requested the public not to panic unnecessarily about a rumor spreading that there is a shortage of fuel.
Due to the rumors that there is a scarcity of petrol, queues are seen again at fuel stations in Colombo and elsewhere in the island.
Upali Marasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development sufficient quantities of petrol are stored and another fuel ship would arrive in Colombo in the next few days.
Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Ministry Anoma Gamage has informed that nearly 28,000 metric tons of 90 Octane fuel are available in in the Muthurajawela and Kollonnawa storage tanks and at the moment the fuel is being distributed from Kolonnawa storage.
Therefore there is no shortage of petrol, and enough fuel can be distributed at any time, the officials assured.
It has been reported that text messages saying there will be fuel shortage have been sent.