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.
The news on IOC boss Gupta's visa came as the LIOC had come to the fore since early this week as the only source of fuel for much hassled private vehicle owners.
In March last year, India at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva stressed that there is a need for Sri Lanka to hold provincial elections as soon as possible.
His comments came as rescuers searched through the charred rubble of the mall, looking for victims of what Ukraine's president called one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.
Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Minister decided that only essential services will operate from Monday midnight to July 10.
"It's a challenging time, but we continue to deliver assistance and long-term partnership to help Sri Lanka achieve a prosperous, secure & democratic future," tweeted the US Ambassador.
Lanka limits foreign currency possession by individuals from USD 15,000 to 10,000 to support dwindling forex reserve
An amnesty period of 14 working days from June 16, 2022, has been granted to deposit the excess foreign currency or sell to an authorised dealer.
These supplies shall be distributed among beneficiaries by the Government of Sri Lanka in the coming days, it said.
Sri Lanka's total foreign debt stands at USD 51 billion. The Indian credit lines since January has provided a lifeline to Sri Lanka amidst the worst economic crisis.
Wijesekera said that the Russian ambassador in Colombo 'asked him to send the replies of the company, and the envoy will also intervene in the process'.
Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that resuming the flights would improve tourism and help the country in the current dollar crisis. However, he did not specify a date.
Mahinda Amaraweera visited the Tissamaharama Divisional Secretariat on Saturday to attend an agriculture-related programme.
The army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee on June 16 to supplement and promote the food security programme in Sri Lanka.
Two families from Sri Lanka reached Rameswaram’s Dhanushkodi on Friday to escape that nation’s economic crisis.
The state fuel entity Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) said the final shipment of diesel under the existing Indian Line of Credit of USD 700 million for fuel arrived on Thursday.