Confirmed petrol shipment due on 22nd of July

A confirmed petrol shipment is due on 22nd July, Sagala Ratnayaka, Chief of Staff of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

He said the Government was also attempting to secure fuel shipments at an early date.

The Prime Minister met with editors and news directors of national newspapers and television stations this afternoon (29).

The Prime Minister briefed the media on the current economic situation in the country, including the emergency measures being taken to address the fuel crisis.

Senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. R.H. Samaratunga, also briefed the media on the economic situation and how the economy has reached this precarious position.

Ratnayake explained to the media the current status of the fuel situation in the country. He stated that a confirmed petrol shipment was due on the 22nd of July.

The Government was also attempting to secure fuel shipments at an early date, however, he explained until those were confirmed the details would not be released. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. In any problem analysis, there is formula called 5Ws. What, Who, Why, When, Where? The economic advisor Dr.Samaratunga may have found out the details; fine. But he did not explain the Big H. How? How do they propose to eliminate chances of repetition ? How do they propose to deal with those who helped this sad calamity, by not reporting in time? How will they use proper running Audit, to minimize opportunities in the future? How do they propose to take legal action against those criminals who benefited from this crime? Last, not the least, how do they propose to protect those who detect and timely report the white collar crimes? Until the last item is ensured, nobody will blow the whistle. Of course these are internal matters, but let us hope action is in place to deter future incidents.

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