Oil discovered in a tube well in Polonnaruwa

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 12:46


It is reported that a liquid similar to oil has been discovered from a tube well belonging to a house in the Polonnaruwa - Lankapura - Weerapura region.


The oily liquid has been pumped out of the water from the 125 foot deep tube well for approximately a week.


Speaking to our news team the owner of the house, Shanthi Rajakaruna stated that the amount of oily liquid pumping out of the well has increased and that once the water from the well is put in a vessel , a layer of oil can be seen on top of the water.


The divisional secretary of the Lankapura region R. M. K. Jayathilaka had arrived on site and taken several samples of water for tests.