Selected parties allowed to import fuel

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Co-Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said Cabinet had approved amending the Petroleum Products (Special Provisions) Act, No. 33 of 2002, to include provisions for issuing licences to “properly identified parties.”

He said Cabinet approved the Minister of Energy’s proposal to advise the Legal Draftsman to amend the Petroleum Products Act (Special Provisions).

He said yesterday (26) during the weekly Cabinet briefing that these steps will be taken to allow them to import fuel for sectors such as electricity, fisheries, and exports.

“All economic activities in the country rely on fuel. Thus, it has been determined that it is appropriate to grant licences to specific sectors of the economy to import and use the fuel they require on an individual basis,” he said.

By Thameenah Razeek