Petroleum Products Special Provisions Amendment Bill passed in Parliament
The second reading of the the Petroleum Products Special Provisions Amendment Bill was passed with a majority of 60 votes in Parliament a short while ago.
A total of 77 MPs voted in favour and 17 MPs voted against the Bill.
Petroleum trade unions resorted to a sick-leave strike today, in protest of the bill, which is expected to pave the way for liberalisation of the petroleum industry.
Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera stated that the bill would facilitate new global retail suppliers to Sri Lanka, encourage investments and set up an Energy Supply Committee to regulate.
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