The Office of the Prime Minister has confirmed that the government has secured a petrol shipment that is due to arrive in the country on the 22nd of July.
The Advisor to the Prime Minister, Sagala Ratnayake, has stated that they are working on securing another petrol shipment before the 22nd of July.
The Prime Minister’s Office has accordingly rejected claims made by certain media outlets that Advisor to the Prime Minister Sagala Ratnayake had claimed that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will not be able to secure fuel prior to the 22nd of July.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with editors and news directors of national newspapers and television stations this afternoon.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe briefed the media on the current economic situation in the country, including the emergency measures being taken to address the fuel crisis.
Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. RH Samaratunga, also briefed the media on the economic situation and how the economy has reached this precarious position.
Advisor to the Prime Minister Sagala Ratnayake explained to the media the current status of the fuel situation in the country.
Former Minister Sagala Ratnayake stated that a confirmed petrol shipment was due on the 22nd of July.
He has noted that the government is also attempting to secure fuel shipments at an early date, however, has explained that until those were confirmed, the details would not be released.