The Supreme Court today informed the Attorney General to submit a report on the 12th of July detailing the purchase of fuel, its distribution, and priority of the supply and distribution.
The order was issued when a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka was taken up for consideration today.
The BASL filed a petition citing that the hospital and transportation service has been crippled by the fuel shortage.
The order was issued by a bench comprising justices Vijith Malalgoda, Mahinda Samayawardhana, and Arjuna Obeysekera.
The Prime Minister, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, the Ceylon Electricity Board and 37 others have been cited as respondents in the case.
The Bar Association in the petition charges that public rights have been violated by the increase in prices of essential goods and services.
The petition requests the Supreme Court to issue a directive to the Cabinet of Ministers including the Prime Minister to grant concessions to the public.