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Petrol shipment arriving tonight

The petrol shortage will come to an end by noon tomorrow (9) with a fuel shipment reaching Sri Lanka by 9 pm today (8), Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranthunga yesterday.

He said that it was predicted that the fuel ship will reach Sri Lanka by 11 pm today but it has been calculated by observing the position of the ship via satellite that the ship will reach the country around 9 pm today.

According to the Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development, Upali Marasinghe, the fuel shortage which is currently prevalent in the country, will be completely resolved upon its arrival.

Another ship carrying 15,000 metric tonnes of fuel is expected to arrive in the country on November 11.

However, long queues were reported at petrol sheds on Tuesday evening as well.

A cabinet sub committee was appointed by the President yesterday, to look into the current petrol shortage.

The cabinet sub committee comprises of MPs Patali Champika Ranawaka, Professor Sarath Amunugama and Anura Priyadharshana Yapa.

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