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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 - 12:46
SLTB suffers 6 million rupee loss due to substandard diesel
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Minister of Transportation Kumawa Welgama, states that the Sri Lanka Transport Board has suffered a 6 million rupee loss due to the use of substandard diesel.

Speaking at a press conference held in Colombo today, he stated that 289 SLTB turns and 6 train engines stalled due to the use of substandard diesel.

Meanwhile a train travelling from Polgahawela to Colombo came to a halt due to an engine failure near the Wanduramba train station causing delays to trains travelling along the main route.

A senior official of the department of railways stated that substandard diesel is suspected to be the cause of the engine failure.

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