The President’s Media Division says that the government has taken steps to ensure the regular and continuous distribution of kerosene for the fishing community. A special letter has been sent to the District Secretaries, Provincial Fisheries Ministry Secretaries, and Provincial Cooperative Ministry Secretaries in this regard. Accordingly, the government has decided to release 50 fuel bowsers daily to meet the kerosene needs of the fishing community. As of last week, the Petroleum Corporation had approved the release of 357 kerosene bowsers to meet the needs of the fishing community. However, the fuel stations had only obtained 206 bowsers. The government has borne an additional cost of 3.3 million US dollars for this purpose.
- The Second reading of the budget was passed in the parliament by a majority of 37 votes
- President commissions Offshore Petrol Vessel acquired from the U.S. as SLNS Vijayabahu