State Minister Shehan Semasinghe says the government will ensure that there is no shortage of gas in the country.
Speaking during a media briefing in Anuradhapura yesterday, the State Minister said public faith in gas companies has been disrupted, adding that the government will intervene and change this notion.
State Minister Semasinghe said there is a shortage at present due to issues within the distribution process that has stemmed from the recent gas leak related explosions.
He added there is also a drop in the demand for gas cylinders as the public is more concerned of their safety.
Meanwhile, the State Minister also claimed that the government will ensure a fuel shortage does not occur.
He said there was never a shortage of fuel adding that rumours were circulated among the public of a possibility of shortage.
He said such a move creates unease and panic among the public who rush to top up tanks.
The State Minister said conspirator groups must refrain from circulating such rumours.