SL spends colossal prices plus commissions to import fuel next week


Sri Lanka is agreeing to pay loopy costs plus commissions for a 40000 MT of gasoline, SJB MP Dr. Harsha de Silva alleged

“We hear quite a few ‘native brokers’ are crawling out of the woodwork for ‘emergency procurements’. As oil costs are crashing, Sri Lanka is agreeing to pay colossal costs plus Rs 700 million ‘commissions’ per 40000 MT cargo to crooks and thieves” Dr. de Silva mentioned in his Twitter.

The problem was raised in Parliament yesterday the place Dr. de Silva mentioned CPC officers have been summoned earlier than Committe on Public Enterprises (COPE) to debate issues pertaing to grease, however they’ve refused to be current yesterday.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who responded mentioned, regulate instances, in order that COPE may meet CPC officers. “It was me who needed COPE to look into these issues,” the PM mentioned. 5 Ships carrying gasoline anticipated to reach subsequent week however no shipments until July 10.

Sri Lanka will obtain 5 shipments containing petrol diesel, furnace oil and criude oil this month a high authorities official confirmed including that this will probably be relef for the folks ready in lengthy queues for severaldas ner gasoline filling stations anticipating arrival of gasoline bowsers to petrol sheds in varied elements of the island.

One ship carrying diesel is predicted to reach on the Colombo Port on July 12, petrol cargo on July 14 , furance oil on July 13 and crude oil shipments on July16,17, and 18, he added.

Earlier Sri Lanka’s Chief of Workers of the Prime Minister, Sagala Ratnayake said that a number of discussions and makes an attempt to safe a gasoline cargo earlier than the anticipated date are being carried out.

The PM’s Chief of Workers confirmed {that a} cargo of Diesel of 38,000 MT is predicted to reach within the nation on July 12.

The Ministry of Energy and Vitality claimed orders had been positioned for 10 gasoline ships, however not a single would arrive earlier than 10 July.

The LIOC sources mentioned that they’re anticipating three petrol and diesel shipments quickly with out menationing the dates.

The Ceylon Petroleum Company (CPC) doesn’t have {dollars} to pay for suppliers and it doesn’t have rupees to pay its workers, a high official mentioned.

“In the previous few months, all our earnings producing sources have stopped. We’re paying employees with a financial institution overdraft, he disclosed

The CPC has to pay about US$ 800 million for gasoline shipments they’ve bought earlier,” the official mentioned.

Ratnayake additional claimed that whereas one Petrol cargo from India is predicted to reach by July 22 and the CPC has been finishing up efforts to safe a Petrol cargo by July 10.

A complete of 11,000 MT of Diesel, 5,000 MT of Petrol, 30,000 MT of Furnace Oil, and 800 MT of Jet Gas are at present obtainable within the nation

The present Diesel shares within the nation will solely be used for important providers till the arrival of a brand new cargo. 33,000 MT of fuel will arrive within the nation in July, and a complete of 100,000 MT of fuel will probably be procured for the following 4 months, the native media reported.Shipments are due on tenth. twelfth.14th sixteenth, 17 th 18 th nineteenth, twenty first, and thirty first July, it added.

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