Written by Staff Writer
20 Mar, 2015 | 8:02 pm
Investigations are currently underway into the 35 million rupee fraud that is alleged to have taken place at the Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) under the previous administration. Investigations are being carried out by the police special investigations unit.
The CPC had rented out a ship from a privately owned company called “Lunawa” to off load a stock of imported fuel, after a break down at the port buoy which was to be used to transport the stock of imported fuel in question.
Former minister of petroleum industries Anura Priyadharshana Yapa was summoned by the police special investigations unit to obtain a statement, prior to the probe into the transactions made, between the two parties.
The minister who was grilled for four hours evaded the journalists who were present at the location, by exiting the location through the back door.
Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara speaking to News1st stated that there were discrepancies in the manner in which the ship in question was rented, adding that the CPC had suffered a loss of nearly Rs 35 million due to the operation. The ASP added that investigations are continuing and noted that the former minister would be summoned once again if necessary.
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