Operations at the Sapugaskanda oil refinery is expected to resume today.
The refinery suspended operations on the 20th of March due to lack of crude oil.
However, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said they have procured a shipment of Russian oil to produce fuel at the Sapugaskanda refinery.
The Minister said the refinery will produce fuel in six days.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Russia has received an appeal from Sri Lanka for help in overcoming the energy crisis raging in the country and is now considering the next steps to provide assistance.
Last Thursday, Minister Kanchana Wijesekera told reporters that the government is counting on Moscow to help overcome the energy crisis and acute shortage of energy resources by receiving Russian oil supplies.
Minister Wijesekera said Russian fuel alongside fuel from Abu Dhabi and Iran are being processed at the Sapugaskanda refinery.