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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 - 19:15
Contaminated diesel sent to Europe. Laboratories changed
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The CPC has decided to submit a sample of the diesel imported to Sri Lanka to a foreign test and accordingly the ministry stated that a sample has been sent to a laboratory in Europe.

A sample had been sent to Dubai for tests previously as well.

As of now, new batches of diesel have been issued to institutions that have reported that their vehicles have stalled due to contaminated diesel.

The ministry further stated that two government institutions had made such reports and that samples of diesel sent to those institutions will also be tested.

Minister Susil Premjayanth has instructed the CPC to submit a report if they receive anymore complaints regarding this matter.

The ministry further stated that a three person committee has been appointed to look into this matter and that their report will be submitted to the Ministry within a week.

However the secretary of the CPC national Workers Association stated that the image of the CPC has been tarnished due to the distribution of contaminated diesel.

The chairman of the All Island Oil Distributors Association Kumara Rajapaksha states that it has been reported that vehicles that obtained diesel from fuel sheds that belong to the CPC have encountered no issues.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Petroleum industries stated that the laboratories belonging to the CPC and the Oil storage complex will be modified with the assistance of a company with international standards.

A majority of the machinery imported to Sri Lanka have been manufactured to European standards for fuel use and the ministry has taken this step after taking this into consideration.

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