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Fuel quota for trishaws doubled

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed to increase the weekly fuel quota of 05 litres issued for professional passenger transport three-wheelers to 10 litres.

As the first phase, the registration of professional three-wheelers in the Western Province is scheduled to commence on November 1st.

This was revealed during the discussion held today (24) between the President’s Senior Adviser on National Security and Chief of Staff to the President Mr Sagala Ratnayake and the professional three-wheeler associations.

Accordingly, from November 6th, 10 litres of fuel per week will be issued to all three-wheeler passenger vehicles in the Western Province.

The registration of passenger transport three-wheelers will commence from November 6th to 13th, after which it is planned to issue the fuel quota to three-wheelers in other provinces of the island.
Currently, there are 1.08 million three-wheelers in Sri Lanka, out of 400,000 are passenger transport three-wheelers, according to the three-wheeler associations.

Around 300,000 three-wheelers have been registered with the Sri Lanka Police, and if it is not possible to register the three-wheelers in the entire island by November 13, it was also decided to release the fuel quota for the three-wheelers registered with the police as an initial step.

Provincial Governors and Provincial Road Transport Authority officials are also to be notified regarding this decision immediately.

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera, Minister of State for Transport Lasantha Alagiyawanna, President Trade Union Director General Saman Ratnapriya and a group of officials participated in this discussion.

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No need to fear of milk powder shortage – State minister

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Six containers with milk powder were held by Sri Lanka Customs after the importer violated the import export control regulations, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says.

Tabling the relevant Speaking in Parliament today (29), he said that the importers have brought down ingredients under the guise of importing milk powder.

However, the delay to release these containers will in no way result in a shortage in the market he said.

Since no import restrictions have been imposed on milk powder, the public should not need to have undue fears, he added.

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‘Mein Schiff 5’ arrives in Colombo

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The super luxury cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 5’ arrived at the Colombo Port today.

Over 2,000 tourists had arrived in the country in the cruise ship and were expected to travel to several destinations in and around Colombo.

Afterwards, the tourists are also scheduled to visit various places across the country and then the ship is scheduled to sail to Hambantota Port.

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Litro assures there’s no shortage

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Litro Gas has assured that there is no shortage of cooking gas in the country.

Speaking to media today (28), Litro Chairman Muditha Peiris said that from Dec. 01, more than 100,000 LP Gas Cylinders will be distributed for domestic and other essential services.

He said that 34,000 MT of LP Gas was ordered in December, and in the coming days vessel with shipments of 3,000 MT & 4,000 MT will reach Colombo.

Anyone facing a serious issue can call our hotline on 1311 and within 24 hours we will direct a cooking gas cylinder from the closest outlet, the Litro Chairman has said.

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