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No shortage of fuel in the country: Gammanpila confirms

There is no fuel shortage in the country and the public should not unnecessarily panic, said Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila.

He made this statement during a media brief held yesterday (21).

“If the public panics and everyone goes and pumps a full tank of fuel, then naturally it would cause a shortage at that fuel station. However, we can still supply fuel by the next day,” said Gammanpila.

He further went on to say that he can responsibly say that there is no shortage of fuel in the country, responding to reports of fuel shortages in certain fuel stations and long queues to purchase fuel.

Meanwhile, Gammanpila said that over the past four months, CPC trade unions and opposition politicians have been making baseless statements that there will be a fuel shortage, but it has never happened.