SL Petroleum Corporation officials must be held responsible – Committee concludes

SL Petroleum Corporation officials must be held responsible – Committee concludes

By Nathasha De Alwis

Nov 15, 2017 | 12:08 pm

Officials of Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation must be held responsible for the recently experienced fuel shortage, the committee which was appointed to look into the petrol shortage has concluded.

The report compiled by the subcommittee attributes the shortage to:

Failure to maintain sufficient fuel stocks
Inadequacy of tubes to transport fuel from Sapugaskanda, Kolonnawa and Muthurajawela and availability of only one tug boat for the unloading of fuel.

According to the Cabinet sub-committe eight recommendations are to be followed to avoid the repetition of such a situation. Among them:

-Entering into long term purchasing contracts
-Increasing the capacity of the Sapugaskanda refinery
-Resolving issues surrounding the Trincomalee oil tankers

The report was presented before the President and the Cabinet of ministers yesterday, November 14.