Written by Staff Writer
27 Jul, 2014 | 12:12 pm
Trade unions charge that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation faces a loss of Rs. 800 million as a result of being unable to unload crude oil from ships carrying crude oil, due to the issues with two loading buoys.
Ananda Palitha, general secretary of the Petroleum Corporation Branch of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya, said the Government is attempting to pass this burden too onto the people.
He said that trade unions are raising false accusations to facilitate the Government to achieve this goal.
He also said that as a result of the issues arising from the buoys, a delay fee has to be paid to the ships as well.
It has been more than one month since a number of ships carrying crude oil were unable to unload their oil shipments due to a rupture in an oil pipeline carrying oil to Muthurajawela and Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery.
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