By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): In an unexpected move, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has reportedly ceased the distribution of fuel, as correspondents witness tanker trucks carrying fuel being driven out of the premises.
Tanker drivers told media that no fuel distribution will take place today (28).
The move comes in amidst the passive resistance launched by CEYPETCO workers against the Ranil-Rajapaksa government’s decision to privatise the state fuel distributor.
The resistance continues for the second consecutive date today, in what they demonstrated as an objection to the Cabinet’s move of approving three foreign companies for the issuance of fuel to the local market.
The licence received by these overseas companies to import, store, distribute and sell petroleum products in Sri Lanka is said to be valid for a period of twenty (20) years.