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Thursday, 08 November 2012 - 20:15
Couple who pilfered crude oil from a ruptured conveyor pipe arrested
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A couple who had pilfered crude oil from a ruptured conveyor pipe conveying oil from the Colombo Port to the Kolonnawa Oil Storage Terminal have been placed under arrest by the Grandpass police.

According to police the couple had been placed under arrest for unfastening several screws on the conveyor pipe carrying fuel to the oil storage facility.

Media Spokesperson of the Kolonnawa Oil Storage Terminal Nishshanka Jayawardhana meanwhile noted that this was the first occasion in which such an incident was reported.

Meanwhile Secretary of the CPC's Jathika Sewaka Sangamaya Ananda Palitha notes that such situations are being reported owing to the implementation of make-shift solutions by authorities.

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