Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today confirmed necessary petrol and diesel stocks required until mid-June have been procured.
Speaking in Parliament, Premier Wickremesinghe said the distribution of fuel stocks will begin shortly.
However, the Prime Minister said he cannot guarantee that queues will be entirely reduced.
Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Ashok Abeysinghe called on the Prime Minister to implement a programme through the Sri Lanka Transport Board to provide transportation for students sitting the 2021 GCE Ordinary Level Examination commencing on Monday.
MP Abeysinghe said students are facing issues in securing transportation due to the shortage of diesel.
Responding, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said this will not be an issue by the weekend as fuel will be available.
The Prime Minister confirmed that necessary petrol and diesel stocks required until mid-June have been procured.
Premier Wickremesinghe said the distribution of fuel stocks will begin shortly.
However he claimed that he cannot guarantee that queues will be entirely reduced.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said concerns pertaining to unloading LP gas were addressed yesterday with directives being issued to transport gas in lorries.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe however said lorries had not been dispatched till 8pm last night.
The Premier said he instructed the Litro Gas Chairman to provide an explanation over the development, while the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprise was also informed to summon Litro gas officials before the Committee for inquiries.
The Prime Minister said officials need to be proactive at a time when the public are burdened.
On a separate note, Premier Wickremesinghe said a decision was reached by the newly appointed Cabinet Ministers to forgo their Ministerial salaries.
The Prime Minister said discussions are also underway to limit the Ministerial privileges they enjoy.