Japan grants 40,000 metric tons of diesel to boost Sri Lanka healthcare transport

Sri Lanka has received a grant of 40,000 metric tons of diesel from the Japanese government, aimed at bolstering transportation services within the country’s healthcare system, with a particular focus on enhancing ambulance operations.

The formal handover ceremony took place today at the Colombo Port, with the presence of Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mizukoshi Hideaki, and Minister of Health and Industry, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana.

In a bid to ensure the transparent and accountable management of the diesel resources, authorities have introduced a sophisticated Fuel Management Information System (FIMS). This system will monitor the distribution of diesel across healthcare institutions, maintaining detailed records of fuel allocations to vehicles and facilities.