The remaining stocks of Diesel are in very low levels and the remaining stocks are adequate for days Ceylon Petroleum Corporation sources said.
At the recent parliamentary session, former Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that although the existing diesel reserves were sufficient, 75 percent of that diesel would have to be released for power generation and only 25 percent would have to be allocated for daily consumption. He assured in the Parliament that another diesel shipment is scheduled to arrive on 11th and if it get delayed will received by the 13th. However so far any diesel shipment has not arrived to the Island.
When we contacted the Chairman of CPC, Mr Sumith Wijesinghe for a comment he did not resoonse to our call.
Meanwhile the CPC trade union secretary of Samagi Jana Balawegaya, Ananda Palitha said that although there are 02 petrol and 03 diesel shipments are in line under the Indian Credit scheme have not been received so far.
However another source confirmed to Lankasara that there is a diesel Shipment under India Credit line will arrive soon and it is now been scheduled.
Meanwhile, a crude oil tanker imported to Sri Lanka has been anchored in the Colombo seas for more than a week due to a lack of dollars for letters of credit.