Management closes doors

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Due to a lack of diesel and petrol at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and IOC filling stations in Hatton, the petrol station management decided to temporarily close the stations on 26 June.

Although diesel was initially issued to private buses from the Hatton SLTB Depot, the supply of diesel to private buses was suspended beginning 25 June due to a lack of diesel for private buses.

A number of private buses operating short distances daily from the Hatton private bus stand were taken out of service on 26 June due to a lack of diesel.

Drivers say it is unfair to raise fuel prices again, and that despite the price increase, they cannot get the fuel they require. A large number of people gathered near fuel stations to fill up their vehicles.

By Neeta Pathma Kumari – Hatton