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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 13:36
Contaminated furnace oil bowser seized
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The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s Investigation Unit has apprehended a fuel bowser which was transporting a stock of substandard furnace oil.
 
The bowser was seized when was transported fuel from Kolonnawa to a state-owned hotel in Colombo.
 
The investigators believed that the oil in the seized bowser is contaminated.
 
Meanwhile, petrol tanks at the fuel station at Gamsabha Junction in Nugegoda have been sealed.
 
These steps were taken following a complaint that the owners of the fuel station are mixing kerosene with petrol.
 
The petrol pumps of the same fuel station were sealed on an earlier occasion too.
 
Several incidents of petrol being mixed with kerosene at certain fuel stations in Colombo and Dambulla were reported over the last few days.
 
Following that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development stepped up investigations into such claims.
 
The Ministry also set up a special hot-line for the public to inform such cases:
 
The phone numbers are: 072 88 70 624 or 07777 48 417
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