Petrol shipment due on 22 July, Govt. working to secure earlier shipments

A confirmed petrol shipment is due on the 22nd of July, and the government is also attempting to secure fuel shipments at an early date, however, until those were confirmed the details would not be released to the public, says Advisor to the Prime Minister Sagala Ratnayake.

He made this statement while speaking to media personnel at a meeting today (29), along with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Prime Minister briefed the media on the current economic situation in the country, including the emergency measures being taken to address the fuel crisis.

Senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. R.H. Samaratunga, also briefed the media on the economic situation and how the economy has reached this precarious position.