Ranil forms committee to resolve shortages

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Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe has formed a Committee to obtain proposals and urgently resolve the shortage of essentials.

Hence, the PM has entrusted the task of holding talks with parties involved in supplying essential items to the public, to UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardene, and General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara.

UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene has been appointed by the PM to sort out the shortage of medicinal drugs, while Vice President Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has been advised to sort out the country’s fertiliser issue.

Meanwhile, Wickremesinghe has advised UNP National Organiser Sagala Ratnayake to look into the country’s fuel crisis.

An emergency meeting was held with the attendance of former Ministers Kanchana Wijesekara and Susil Premajayantha, along with Sagala Ratnayake and senior officials from the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Discussions focused on the prevailing energy crisis in the country and the measures that can be taken to ease the burden on the public.