Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardana confirms that the National Fuel Pass QR code system to issue fuel, will be fully rolled out from the 1st of August.
Speaking during the weekly Cabinet media briefing in Colombo today, Minister Gunawardana said he was made aware that a group of technical experts created the system to ensure an efficient fuel distribution mechanism.
The Minister said however since the system is being implemented for the first time across the country, certain issues may arise on the 1st of August.
Minister Gunawardana said they expect the support and cooperation of the people to make the system a success.
The Minister stressed that it is evident that the current fuel distribution is not working as people are purchasing large quantities of fuel, hoarding, and selling them at exponential rates.
He said therefore the public is also seeking an alternative.
Minister Bandula Gunawardana said after deliberation, they presented a technical solution to the fuel distribution issue and requested the general public to support the initiative.