LIOC restricts sale of petrol

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The Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) restricted the sale of petrol to certain vehicle categories with effect from last night (28).

Accordingly, petrol issued to motorcycles will be restricted to Rs1,500, three-wheelers to Rs 2,500 and cars to Rs 7,000.

Issuing a statement, the company said they deeply regret the inconvenience caused to the public.

Meanwhile, despite the State-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation halting the distribution of fuel to non-essential service until 10 July, LIOC will continue to distribute fuel for non-essential service vehicles.

LIOC General Manager, Manoj Gupta, assured that the oil company remains unaffected by these restrictions, and will continue to distribute fuel to all non-essential service vehicles via the “token system.”

As per a decision reached during last evening’s Cabinet meeting, all sheds operated by the CPC will provide fuel only to essential service vehicles till 10 July, effective from midnight on Monday (27).

By Rebecca Pavey