The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has begun issuing fuel from today based on the last digit of the vehicle number plate.
Accordingly, fuel will not be issued based on the QR system from the 21st to the 25th of July.
The QR code provided under the National Fuel Pass system will be operational only after the 25th of July.
The CPC said fuel will be supplied as per the following number plate last digit system:
Tuesday & Saturday : 0,1,2
Thursday & Sunday : 3, 4, 5
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday : 6,7,8,9
The CPC further said restrictions have been imposed on fuel supply for vehicles. The fuel supply restrictions are :
Motorcycles : Rs. 1500
Three-wheelers : Rs. 2000
Other vehicles : Rs. 7000
The CPC hopes to implement the QR code system next week and until that fuel will be only issued strictly under the number plate system.
Sri Lanka currently reports a total of 7.5 million vehicles being operational according to CPC.
Out of this, 4.2 million are motorcycles, 1.1 million are three-wheelers, and 877,341 are cars.
Approximately 03 million people are reported to have registered for the National Fuel Pass and have obtained QR codes as of yesterday. (NewsWire)