Police urged to reduce fuel usage by 20%

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Issuing a circular, IGP Chandana Wickramaratne, has advised to reduce fuel usage by 20 per cent for vehicles used by the Police, owing to the prevailing crisis.

Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa said, this decision has been taken considering the current situation of the country as well as to be able to cover the cost of other provisions.

He noted that if there is an urgent need the Police officers concerned could make a special request to meet such requirements.

Thalduwa also said this is a temporary measure until the situation returns to normalcy.

By Kanchana Kolagolla