Minister of Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said the licence of three fuel trucks have been suspended with immediate effect.
The Minister said the suspension was enforced by CEYPETCO and Lanka IOC pending further investigations into three Incidents reported on social media pertaining to illegally unloading fuel.
Meanwhile, the Lanka Indian Oil Corporation revealed that strict measures will be taken against unethical fuel distribution.
A vehicle was seen obtaining jerry cans of fuel directly from a Lanka IOC fuel bowser along Marine Drive.
The vehicle indicated the sticker of a doctor as well.
The video of several jerry cans of fuel being loaded into the vehicle was circulated widely on social media today.
Taking to Twitter Lanka IOC expressed its anguish over wrongful unethical activity.
Lanka IOC said action will be taken in line with the prevalent guidelines against the transporter.