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Circular directing filling stations to issue petrol to vehicles only withdrawn:Arjuna

The circular issued by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation directing filling stations island wide to issue petrol only to vehicles was withdrawn yesterday evening, on the directions of Petroleum Resources Minister Arjuna Ranatunga. The CPC yesterday morning, issued a circular directing all filling stations to issue petrol only to vehicles.

Petroleum Resources Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said that officials were directed to withdraw the circular as the country has adequate fuel stocks. “The country requires 2,500 Mt. of petrol per day and the Corporation has issued 2,623 MT of petrol to all filling stations on Monday.”

The Minister said that the corporation released 300 Mt of petrols yesterday and another 300 MT of petrol are to be issued today too.