Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says measures have been taken to supply fuel to private buses 24 hours a day.
He requested private bus operators to obtain their fuel requirements from the nearest Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) depots where the necessary arrangements have been made.
He added that the Transport Minister and SLTB Chairman have already been informed in this regard and the President has instructed police to monitor the situation.
The Minister added that school, staff and tourist transport vehicles can also obtain their fuel requirements from the nearest SLTB depots.
Steps have also been taken to issue fuel for essential services from selected filling stations starting next week.
By Tharaka Samman