Trade unions claim orders for fuel required for the month of July have not been placed thus far.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, trade unionist Ananda Palitha said the failure to order fuel in a timely manner could create a number of issues in July.
Palitha said only two shipments are due to arrive; a diesel and jet fuel shipment.
He said there has been no action to place express orders, temporary orders or through a Credit Line from India for 92 Octane petrol, 95 Octane petrol, diesel, kerosene oil, crude oil or furnace oil for the month of July.
The trade unionist said for the first time, Siberian light crude oil was imported to Sri Lanka via Dubai through Coral Energy on the 25th of May and was directed to be refined.
He said the deal was not for the benefit of the country adding they received information that a leading politician has a stake in the Dubai based firm, Coral Energy.
On a separate note, Ananda Palitha said despite the public waiting in fuel queues for days, fuel is being supplied to several large-scale businessmen.
He said approximately 40,000MT of diesel is available adding however that super diesel and kerosene oil stocks are insufficient.
The trade unionist said irrespective of the subject Minister’s claims the public has not been able to source kerosene oil for farming and fishing.
Palitha said under such circumstances, the Port City and a leading apparel factory are provided bowsers of 33,000 litres of fuel.
The trade unionist added a paddy mill in Polonnaruwa is also being provided 33,000 litres of fuel.
Palitha said the public must also be given an equal opportunity to obtain fuel.