Public urged not to purchase fuel from 3rd parties

The public have been urged not to purchase fuel from 3rd parties.

Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera tweeted saying investigations have revealed that some individuals are engaged in collecting fuel, mixing petroleum products with other liquids and selling them at higher rates.

“Urge the public not to encourage such businesses and to report them,” he said.

Sri Lanka is facing a serious shortage of fuel resulting in long queues outside fuel stations.

Wijesekera said earlier that an SMS notification generated automatically is sent to the fuel station managers when the petroleum products are dispatched from the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL) terminals.

He said that with the notification they will be able to know the time of arrival, dispatched amount and product. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Kanchana W keeps proving that he is a novice in the trade. SMS was released, and people start to queue, but fuel arrives after more than 6 hours. Reason: SMS was released when the bowser was taken in for loading. Some smart Dick’s work. I am reporting an actual live situation.

  2. CPC should be investigated for selling low quality fuel and why they are making losses…

    Also black markets connected to ruling party politicians should be exposed by media for the citizenry to see…

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