The Petroleum Dealers’ Association has announced that fuel will not be issued to customers who visit filling stations without wearing a face mask, from today (1).
Co-secretary of the Association Kapila Naotunna said all filling stations have been notified of this requirement.
He requested all individuals at fuel queues to observe hygiene practices, as the coronavirus is spreading within Sri Lanka once again.
Meanwhile, the National Fuel Pass QR Code system has officially been rolled out across the country.
The Ministry of Energy said from today fuel will be issued only under the QR Code system.
Accordingly, the last digit of the number plate system, the token system, and other means implemented thus far to obtain fuel will be invalid.
Under the QR Code system individuals can obtain the entire fuel quote available for the week or obtain the quota in stages during the course of the week.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy announced that filling stations that have enforced the QR Code system will be given priority when distributing fuel.
Subject Minister Kanchana Wijesekera requested all filling stations owners and managements to dispense fuel only according to the QR system and check the QR code vehicle number on the device with the number plate of the vehicle to verify details.
The Minister said almost five million vehicles have thus far registered for the Fuel Pass while almost 95% of the filling stations have adopted the QR system.