Fuel for Foreigners on a Priority Basis
Posted 6,July

By Chehan Jayasuriya

In Local News

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Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), along with the Ministry of Tourism, has developed a system to release fuel to foreign visitors to ease and facilitate traveling within the country.

The facility, which will be available till the 10th of July, will distribute fuel on a priority basis.

Accordingly, tourists will be required to fill out a request form on the SLTDA website. Upon completion and review, tourists will be notified by email and Whatsapp and directed to obtain fuel from a state-run Sri Lanka Transport Board deport or a nearby Army Camp.

In an attempt to save Sri Lanka’s dwindling fuel stocks, the Government decided to issue fuel only for essential services until July 10. Employees of non-essential sectors were asked to work from home.

A new shipment of fuel, a 40,000MT diesel shipment from the UAE, is scheduled to arrive between July 8-9.