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CEB still to make outstanding payments to CPC - Gammanpila

Power and Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday said although his ministry had informed both SriLankan Airlines and the CEB to make outstanding payments for fuel they had obtained, only SriLankan Airlines has responded positively, so far.

He said the CEB owed the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Rs.9,200 million and SriLankan Airlines Rs.6,500 million.

The Minister emphasised that fuel could be provided only if the CEB makes its payments.

The Minister also said despite informing the CEB to tell in advance their fuel requirements, the CEB had suddenly informed on the 11th that diesel was required from the 13th.

Gammanpila added that it was difficult to meet such urgent requests at a time when the CPC was also having a difficult time due to the dollar crisis.

 


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