Fuel crisis a violation of people’s rights – HRCSL

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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has said, the Fundamental Rights of the public have been seriously infringed due to the ongoing fuel crisis.

HRCSL summoned officials from the Ministry of Power and Energy, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to its office on 27 May to discuss the country’s ongoing fuel crisis.

HRCSL said the long-running shortages of petrol, diesel, and kerosene had destabilised civilian life over time and hence they have deemed that it has led to violation of their Fundamental Rights.

HRCSL has ordered the above institutions to implement a mechanism whereby consumers could receive fuel sans any hassle.

By Kumudu Jayawardana