Japan grants Sri Lanka 40,000 tons of diesel

Japan grants Sri Lanka 40,000 tons of diesel to bolster healthcare system

by Staff Writer 19-02-2024 | 12:38 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Japan has provided a grant of 40,000 metric tons of diesel fuel to support Sri Lanka's healthcare system.

This donation aims to ensure the uninterrupted transportation of essential medical services across the country.

The grant was officially handed over to Minister of Health, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, by Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mizukoshi Hideaki, during a ceremony at the "Dolphin Jetty" in Colombo Port today. 

To ensure efficient and accountable fuel distribution, a transparent system has been established. 

This system meticulously tracks data related to recipient vehicles, fuel quantities, and healthcare institutions involved. Notably, the distribution process is carried out in close collaboration with the Petroleum Statutory Corporation.

The Japanese government maintains direct supervision over all related activities, ensuring proper utilization of the donated fuel.