People across Sri Lanka are severely inconvenienced due to the shortage of diesel. Many of the fuel stations were out of stock of diesel, with only super diesel and petrol available.

Signs reading ‘No Diesel’ were displayed at many petrol stations and long queues were seen at many filling stations.

ships carrying diesel and a tanker carrying fuel oil are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka this afternoon (25) and dollars have to be found to pay for the shipments, a senior official of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation said today