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74 bowsers with Kerosene dispatched for fisher folk

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Government has taken steps to release 74 bowsers of kerosene on Wednesday (23) to meet the fuel needs of the fishing community.Presidential Director General for Community Affairs Keerthi Tennakoon was quoted by the President's Media Division as saying that 49 private sector filling stations, 18 cooperative filling stations and 7 other filling stations will continue to distribute kerosene to fishermen.The Provincial Chief Secretaries and Governors were entrusted the task of distributing fuel to the fishing community from Tuesday (22).

The supply of kerosene to the fishing community will be fully restored by Thursday (24).Around 28 bowsers of kerosene were delivered to Wattala, Hendala, Beruwala (Fishing Harbour), Hendala Wijesinghe, Galle, Ahungalla, Tangalle, Norochcholai, Puttalam, Chilaw, Chilaw Aluwaththa, Velvettithurai, Puthukudiruppu, Kayts, Gurunagar, Thalladi, Myliddi and Kalavanchikudi on Tuesday (22).In addition to this, kerosene and diesel will also be issued continuously to fishing communities in 14 ports operated by the Fisheries Department.The Fisheries Department and the Governors of Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Kalutara, Colombo, Gampaha, Puttalam, Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara are looking into the fuel needs of the fishing community under the direction and supervision of the Chief Secretaries and District Secretaries of South, West, North West, North and East Provinces.Directives have been issued to supply fuel today to all filling stations that had received approval by yesterday but had not received fuel due to not having paid for it yesterday.The distribution of the kerosene oil will be carried out by 18 co-operative filling stations.

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