Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera says the notion that diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and the United States would be severed if Sri Lanka obtains cheaper fuel from Russia is completely false.
Addressing a media briefing held in Embilipitiya, the Thera noted the fuel issue could be resolved promptly through diplomatic intervention.
The Thera added the Government had been informed time and again that the best solution to the fuel crisis was obtaining fuel from Russian sources.
The Venerable said the Government was hesitant in pursuing Russian sources to obtain fuel due to a notion that the United States would severe diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka.
The Venerable said the United States of America would not oppose Sri Lanka attempting to obtain essential commodities for it’s people adding the leaders of the US were not short-sighted to do so.