Jaffna fuel shortage, critical- GA

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 June 2006, 13:03 GMT]
Sri Lanka Government's gazetted embargo on fuel to the Jaffna peninsula will lead to crippling of agriculture and fishing industry in the very near future, administrative officials in Jaffna Secretariat said. Transport within Jaffna district and travel to and from Jaffna also will be severely affected by the embargo, sources added.

"We urgently need 99,000 litres of kerosine for domestic use by the district residents. In addition transport sector and other electric generators require 333,000 litres of diesel and 33,000 litres of petrol daily," K. Ganesh, Government Agent (GA) of Jaffna said.

Mr. Ganesh said that he has intimated the impending shortage and the criticality of the situation to the higher-level officials responsible for authorizing fuel distribution, and warned that if immediate action is not taken the district the shortage will be catastrophic to daily life and the industry within the peninsula.

Local residents are receiving rationed kerosine of one or two litres per family from the multi-purpose co-operative societies.

With the State run diesel-powered electricity generating station in Chunnakam, and State, private busses consuming most of the limited amount of fuel allowed through the Omanthai checkpoint, private vehicles are forced to lie idle near gas stations waiting for fuel, officials in the Secretariat said.

Although the Sri Lanka Government has indicated that the embargo will be removed, the no changes have been made to allow additional fuel transport situation in the last two months, and the situation remains critical, officials added.

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=18397