Several Airlines Further Reduce Flights To Sri Lanka Due To Weakening Of Fuel Storage

Aviation officials have informed Minister of Ports, Navigation and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva that a number of airlines have further reduced their flights to Sri Lanka due to the weakening of fuel storage.

According to them, these airlines are getting fuel from neighboring countries including India these days due to fuel shortages in Sri Lanka.

The Minister has pointed out that if the number of flights to Sri Lanka decreases further, the tourism industry, exports, foreign investments and those who go to work abroad from Sri Lanka will be severely affected, so the existing rules should be amended in order to overcome this situation.

Meanwhile, as a solution to this problem, the government has already taken a decision to allow the private sector to import fuel for airlines.