Nov 09, 2017

India to rescue Sri Lanka from petrol crisis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that they will assist  Sri Lanka to  overcome the fuel crisis in the country.

He gave this assurance on a request made by President Maithripala Sirisena in a telephone conversation last evening.    

The Indian government has directed the authorities to send a ship carrying 21,000 kl of petrol to Sri Lanka on the directions of the Indian PM and this shipment is to arrive in the island soon.

Prime Minister Modi told the Sri Lankan President that additional fuel is made available at the Kochi refinery and more petrol shipments could be sent if needed.

The Lanka IOC has also made available 3500 kl of petrol immediately from its own stocks to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.