People who panicked and stored fuel in their vehicles and homes following the closure of the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery are now attempting to sell back their additional fuel stocks to filling stations sources said to Lankasara.
Few managers of fuel stations in Kandy told to Lankasara that those people come and ask that if there is a possibility to buy back their fuel as they don’t have sufficient money to feed their families. Those fuel station employees have witnessed a sharp decrease in fuel sales, they believe many people have sufficient stocks either their vehicles or homes.
The owners of the petrol stations who say that they cannot afford to buy such fuel point out that the number of people who come to get fuel on a daily basis has been reduced to less than half.
However many fuel stations has declined to buy back such fuel they said.