Colombo, Nov 4 (AP) Thousands of motorists in Sri Lanka are waiting in long lines near fuel stations across the country to buy gasoline for a second straight day amid a fuel shortage.Also Read - SL vs IND 2021: Second T20I Postponed After Krunal Pandya Tests Positive For Covid-19

Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said in a statement today that the distribution of gasoline to pumping stations was decreased because an imported shipment had to be rejected because it was substandard. Also Read - I Think India Can Pick Two More Teams And Win Any Tournament in World: Hardik Pandya

He said fuel stocks were available to supply just 80 per cent of the daily requirements and urged the public to use fuel sparingly. Also Read - SL vs IND 2021 | This Indian Team Can Even Beat Virat Kohli's Men: Virender Sehwag Slams Arjuna Ranatunga

There are no shortages of diesel used by buses, which are the most popular mode of public transport in the island. (AP) MRJ

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.