ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo Port is operating without interruption and it had enough fuel reserves, Sri Lanka Ports Authority said.
“In the face of the fuel crisis, the port activities will not be allowed to falter and the employees are making a commendable contribution towards the smooth and efficient operations at all sectors of the port,” Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Prasantha Jayamanna said in a statement.
The Port of Colombo had a stock of 32,000 metric tons of fuel, SLPA said.
Sri Lanka is having severe forex shortages due to a broken soft-peg and money printing, which has disrupted fuel imports to the country.
State-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has suspended fuel sales to the public and is only selling to the military, police, health workers, port and airport. (Colombo/July01/2022)