Acute fuel shortage in Jaffna peninsula

[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 November 2009, 15:38 GMT]
As employees of Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation continue to fight for salary increase to meet the spiraling cost of living in Sri Lanka an acute fuel shortage prevails in Jaffna peninsula. Most of the fuel stations in Jaffna peninsula stand empty without customers and vehicles idle due to an acute shortage for petrol, diesel, kerosene in Jaffna peninsula though Sri Lanka government makes much publicity of having brought around 60.000 liters of fuel through A9 road to Jaffna recently, sources in Jaffna said. Meanwhile, policemen had confiscated the cameras of media persons who had tried to photograph the fuel stations and places where fuel had been stocked by hoarders, the sources added.

Acute fuel shortage in Jaffna

Jaffna Government Agent said that steps are being taken to bring fuel to Jaffna peninsula immediately.

Since the closure of A9 land route by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in 1990 fuel had been transported to Jaffna peninsula by sea.

The cameras confiscated by the police from media person at Windsor Theatre Junction were returned to them after quite a long delay, media sources in Jaffna said.


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