The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) jumped to 9.4 per cent last month from 9.1 per cent in May, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.
Drivers in the lines have tried to organise themselves by creating lists of those waiting and updating them daily as they wait for tanker trucks to arrive with fuel.
The QR code obtained after registration must be presented to get fuel. The QR code can be saved as a screenshot on one's mobile phone. Those without a smartphone can keep a printout of the QR code.
The available fuel stocks, sufficient for only several days, will be provided for essential services, including health and port workers, public transport, and food distribution, officials said.
Fuel shortages have led to serpentine queues at retailers and with the end of the credit line worth USD 700 million granted by India, the pumps have run dry.
Despite the immediate approval to import and supply jet fuel, it's likely to take another 10-12 days for the bunker licence holders to bring in the first jet fuel shipment to the country.
The Lankan government announced that only essential services will operate from midnight till July 10 and all other operations will be temporarily suspended as the fuel shortage crisis deepens.
As the pump ran out of petrol, motorists began to protest and the situation escalated into a clash with troops, police said
By far, the majority of cars in circulation in Cuba are American models from the 1950s -- before sanctions started -- and compact Ladas from the Soviet era.
The economic crisis has prompted an acute shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas and other fuel, toilet paper and even matches.
Sri Lanka is presently facing a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a food, fuel, power and gas shortage and has sought the assistance of friendly countries for economic assistance.
Power cuts lasting over 13 hours were imposed on Thursday, the longest cut since 1996 when a strike by the state power entity employees caused a 72-hour black out.
On Friday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued the Extraordinary Gazette declaring a state of public emergency in Sri Lanka with immediate effect.
Soldiers armed with automatic assault rifles were already deployed for crowd control at fuel stations and elsewhere when the emergency was invoked.
A sudden rise in prices of key commodities and fuel shortage forced tens of thousands of people to queue for hours outside petrol filling stations.