SLTB: Further Streamlining of Fuel Allocation with SC

Colombo (No. 1 news): The Supreme Court on Friday (5 August) noted the need to further streamline fuel distribution activities through the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).

Two basic rights applications filed by the Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) were called before Supreme Court Justices Vijith Mallgoda and Arjuna Obeysekera on Friday (05).

In the face of the current economic situation, BASL urges governments to issue orders to prepare long-term and short-term programs to continuously provide essential services such as fuel, electricity, food and medicines to people. I have submitted an FR application for crisis.

Assistant Secretary General Nerin Pule, who provided evidence in court, said many of the proposals made by BASL regarding fuel distribution have already been implemented.

He said an affidavit showing the same has also been filed with the court.

Lawyers Udita Igalahewa PC and Suren Gnanaraj PC, who appeared on behalf of BASL, pointed out to the court that there is a need to further streamline the distribution of fuel through the Sri Lanka Transport Commission.

The bench of Supreme Court judges, who have notified the Additional Attorney General to pay attention to the matter, has asked BASL to submit an affidavit to the court at its next hearing containing further proposals to resolve this crisis. I ordered.

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