President intervenes to issue relief for domestic gas shortage

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On the directives of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Litro Gas Lanka will distribute 15,000 gas cylinders for domestic use today (9) and tomorrow.

Litro Gas Chairman Vijitha Herath said necessary arrangements are underway to distribute the said amount of LP gas cylinders in Colombo and Gampaha.

Further, a ship carrying 3,500 metric tonnes of domestic LP gas is scheduled to arrive in the country tomorrow.

Subsequently, 80,000 gas cylinders will be distributed islandwide from Wednesday.

The Chairman revealed that USD 7 million is expected to be settled today for the importation of LP gas later this week.