Fuel shortage likely next week”
Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka today (05) said that two ships were docked at the port but the patrol and diesel cannot be unloaded as Letters of Credit have not been opened.
Therefore, he warned the government to take steps to open the Letters of Credit with the dollars they are said to have received in order to avert a fuel shortage, failing which a fuel crisis is inevitable within the next week.
Speaking at a media briefing held today, the former Minister further stated that the reduction of the tax on drugs allegedly provided under Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s relief package is a blatant lie.
“First of all, drugs are not taxed. Accordingly, that fact is a blatant lie. Secondly, there are about 1.5 million in the public sector at present. There are about 700,000 retirees.