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India to Supply Fuel to Sri Lanka Only After Advance Payment

  • New Delhi seeks advance after Sri Lanka’s credit lines ran out
  • Arrival of 4 Indian fuel cargoes awaiting payment confirmation

India is seeking payment in advance for supply of fuel to Sri Lanka after credit lines were exhausted, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The larger South Asian neighbor stopped supplying gasoline and diesel on credit after the island nation ran out of dollars to purchase fuels amid its worst economic crisis. That’s holding up some fuel shipments pending cash payment by Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Petroleum Corp., according to two Indian government officials, who asked not to be identified citing rules.