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Energy Minister introduces ‘National Fuel Pass’ for fuel distribution

 Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera today said steps have been taken to introduce a fuel dispensing program using a QR code as a solution to the fuel crisis and providing fuel to the public in an orderly manner.

It was launched today (16) under the name ‘National Fuel Pass’.

National Fuel Pass was developed with the assistance of leading Tech companies in Sri Lanka and the Institute of Communication and Information Technology (ICTA) without any cost to Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) or the government, the Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said at the launch of the program held today at the Government Information Department.

The public can register on the website fuelpass.gov.lk to get the ‘National Fuel Pass’.

The program was launched with the technical support of the Sri Lanka Institute of Communication and Information Technology (ICTA) with the aim of easing fuel queues.

Accordingly, a person may register one vehicle under his National Identity Card Number, Passport Number or Business Registration Number. In addition, some other information such as name, address, phone number, used vehicle etc. should also be submitted.

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 with them.

The minister emphasized that this is the only permit given by the government to the people to buy fuel not only from Ceylon Petroleum Corporation petrol stations but also from Lanka IOC petrol stations.

The public can get fuel twice a week according to the last number of the number plate using the QR code assigned to them.

• Number plates ending in 0, 1, or 2: Monday and Thursday
• Number plates ending in 3, 4, or 5: Tuesday and Friday
• Number plates ending in 6, 7, 8, or 9: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday

As glitches in the program are expected, the public is requested to register over a few days and a few days before distribution commences.

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