COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The increased fuel quota under the National Fuel Pass QR system will remain the same for at least one more week.
A decision has been taken to maintain the fuel quota for vehicles that was increased on the 4th of April, considering the festive period.
State Minister of Power and Energy DV Chanaka said the quota will be renewed as of today.
State Minister Chanaka said a meeting will be held today to analyze the existing fuel consumption.
The Minister noted that a decision will be taken in the future whether to continue with the increased fuel quota after analyzing the data from last two weeks.
The government increased the weekly fuel allowance for all vehicles on the 4th of April considering the festive period.
The Ministry of Power and Energy initially had decided to go back to the previous quotas from today.
However, the Ministry has decided to defer the decision for at least one more week.
The fuel quota for three-wheelers was increased from 5 litres to 8 litres while for motorcycle was increased from 4 litres to 7 litres with effect from the 4th of April.
The weekly fuel quota for cars and vans was increased from 20 litres to 30 litres.
Furthermore, fuel quota for buses was increased from 40 litres to 60 litres, lorries from 50 litres to 75 litres and for special purpose vehicles the quota was increased to 30 litres from 20 litres.