Power and Energy Minster Kanchana Wijesekera admitted today that although QR system was introduced fuel imports including have to be restricted in the next 12 months due to foreign reserves issue. Adding a note on his Twitter handle the minister said that QR system was introduced since the daily fuel demand cannot be fulfilled.
He also said that CPC has never distributed fuel daily to Every single Fuel Station. Practically Not Possible even when stocks are unlimited.
However Minister said today that National Fuel Pass will be implemented islandwide from Tuesday 26th July in Multiple locations at CEYPETCO & LIOC. The system will be in place with the Last Digit of Number Plate until the 1st of August.According to him some fuel stations have issues as they are not equipped or having technical difficulties. Therefore such fuel stations will follow the last digit & fuel quota allocation until the technical issues are rectified.
The minister further stated that From the 1st of August only the QR system quota will be in place & the last digit of number plate system & other allocations will be invalid. National Youth Corp & National Youth Council members & volunteers to assist the program at fuel stations for the next 10 days.