Petroleum Corporation owes Railways Department Rs 3.2 Bn – Railway Trade Union

Petroleum Corporation owes Railways Department Rs 3.2 Bn – Railway Trade Union

Petroleum Corporation owes Railways Department Rs 3.2 Bn – Railway Trade Union

Written by Staff Writer

17 Jun, 2018 | 6:04 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Railway Trade Unions claim that the Petroleum Corporation has failed to pay more than 3.2 billion rupees that it owes to the Department of Railways.

Co-convener of the All Ceylon Railway Union, S.P. Vithanage said the Corporation has failed to pay for the lands taken under lease, from the Railways Department. He added that 49 properties belonging to the Railways Department have been leased out to the Petroleum Corporation.

When News 1st contacted the secretary of the Ministry of transport G.S. Vithanage he stated although they had informed the Petroleum Corporation to provide payments for the properties on numerous occasions, they are yet to receive a favourable response from them.

He added that steps would be taken to hold discussions at the Ministerial level in the future.

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