The Ministry of Power and Energy has announced that Lanka IOC has been granted permission to open 50 new fuel stations islandwide.
Meanwhile, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera also announced earlier today that the National Fuel Pass QR system is open for new registrations again.
System statistics show that over 5.5 million vehicles are registered and over 4.3 million transactions have been completed in the past week at 1,246 fuel stations islandwide.
Further, CTB and private buses were given more fuel apart from the standard quota at 107 CTB depots.
Minister Wijesekera added that the fuel quota for vehicles this week under the said system will remain the same as last week.
He said the fuel quotas have been automatically updated at midnight and the fuel quota for this week can be obtained from today.
The Energy Minister noted that after analyzing the data this week, necessary changes will be done where possible on Sunday.