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SL faces fuel shortage,PM says India sending additional supply

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today said is sending additional fuel supply to Sri Lanka, which is facing a shortage of petroleum.

"In the telephone conversation with Sri Lankan President @MaithripalaS, PM @narendramodi conveyed that is sending additional fuel to and assured India's continued support for development cooperation," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted tonight.


The Lanka Indian Company (LIOC) yesterday received flak for the fuel shortage after motorists lined up in long queues at petrol stations.

But the company dismissed as "mischievous and factually incorrect" the allegations that it was responsible for the fuel shortage in the island nation.

Also, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has refused to blame the Indian Company's subsidiary for the ongoing fuel shortage.

"I do not agree that LIOC should be blamed," Wickremesinghe told yesterday.

"We must remember that LIOC outlets helped people during the last petroleum strike," he stressed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 23:32 IST
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