Minister of Energy and Power Kanchana Wijesekera right this moment held a dialogue with the representatives of the commerce unions from Ceylon Petroleum Company (CPC) and Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Restricted (CPSTL).
The minister mentioned he briefed the commerce union leaders on the Cupboard proposal that was permitted final Monday (June 27) and the cargo plan for July/August.
In a tweet, he additionally mentioned that the proposal to ask oil producing corporations to import gasoline and function retail gross sales was defined to the commerce union reps.
On Monday, the Cupboard of Ministers permitted the proposal introduced by the Minister of Energy and Power to supply long run agreements with chosen corporations following the formal process, permitting them to import, distribute and market gasoline to Sri Lanka.
The Ceylon Petroleum Company contributes round 90% of the whole gasoline provide to the nation whereas the remaining 10% is provided by the Lanka Indian Oil Firm (LIOC).
The federal government says guaranteeing an uninterrupted gasoline provide to the nation has grow to be a problem because of the present international alternate disaster in Sri Lanka.
“Subsequently, it appears acceptable to enter into long-term agreements with oil corporations within the oil-producing nations to allow them to import and promote gasoline utilizing their funds in order to not put strain on the nation’s international alternate drawback,” it had mentioned.