The Sri Lanka Private Fuel Bowser Owners Association has decided to call off its strike action temporarily, after the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) assured to address their demands.
CPC Chairman has assured that their demands will be addressed within the next two months.
Accordingly, the private fuel tanker owners have made demands to increase their charges as they now have to pay a service charge as well as increased salaries of drivers and their assistants.
3 days to restore fuel supply
Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera requested the public to give him three days to restore fuel supply.
He said the supply of petroleum will be restored soon.
Energy Minister states the operations were underway at Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals and Depots to distribute fuel and trains, Government-owned and dealer-owned tankers are being utilized for transposition.
The Minister also charged that certain private hired tanker members who are on strike are seen obstructing tankers that have commenced deliveries.