Speaking at the press briefing on updating the fuel situation in the country, Minister of Energy Kanchana Wijesekara has said that a token system will be implemented at fuel queues in the country from tomorrow (27) to mange the existing queues.
The Minister said that security council had convened last night based in the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister and has decided to deploy Tri-forces and the Police at fuel stations around the country and provide a token to everyone who is currently waiting in the queue.
He further said that the token will be unique to the particular fuel station and the phone number of the person waiting in the queue will also be taken.
“We will not be able to provide fuel to all the fuel stations in next few days until a new shipment is received. The plan is to call and inform the token holder, once a fuel load is received to the particular fuel station, based on the quantity received” the Minister said.
He further reiterated that this system is only to mange the existing queues and requested the public not to queue up near fuel stations as the fuel stocks are very limited.(NewsWire)