Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara said in Parliament yesterday (6) that the weekly fuel quota distributed by the QR pass system cannot be increased at this juncture owing to the forex crisis.
He said, the Ministry expects to increase the quota when the forex crisis is mitigated to a certain level. The Minister also said there is no agreement with the three-wheeler drivers’ associations about increasing their quota. “They requested the Ministry to increase their quota. The Minister of Transport also participated in this discussion. However, no agreement has been reached so far. The only agreement was to look into the possibility of increasing the quota for three-wheelers,” he said.
BY Methmalie Dissanayake