Fuel will not be pumped into bottles and cans

Some people had been forced to take bottles as their vehicles had stalled after running out of petrol. (Colombo Gazette) Fuel will not be pumped into bottles and cans until the fuel crisis is over, the Government said today.The Petroleum Resources Development Ministry said that a circular has been issued imposing the restriction from today. Accordingly petrol will be pumped directly only into vehicles.Over the past few days several people have been pumping fuel into bottles and cans and fuel stations.