Fuel Quotas Remain Unchanged Until Further Notice, Confirms Minister of Power and Energy
In a recent announcement, the Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera, confirmed that the increased fuel quotas, which were implemented in anticipation of the festive season, will remain unchanged until further notice. The fuel quotas were revised on April 4th in light of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, with adjustments made for various types of vehicles, including three-wheelers, motorcycles, buses, cars, land vehicles, lorries, quadricycles, special purpose vehicles, and vans.
Originally, it was planned to revert to the original fuel quotas under the existing QR code system on April 18th. However, after a progress review meeting held by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) on April 24th, it was decided to maintain the increased fuel quotas. During the meeting, discussions were held on various aspects, including fuel quotas, distribution, the fuel cargo import plant, and the National Fuel Pass QR system.
This decision comes as a relief for vehicle owners who were benefiting from the increased fuel quotas, allowing them to have higher fuel allocations for their vehicles during the festive season. It remains to be seen how long the fuel quotas will remain unchanged and if any further updates will be announced by the Ministry of Power and Energy in the future.