No compensation to Sri Lankan vehicle owners yet for damages due to substandard petrol

Sept 28, Colombo: A senior official of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has said that so far no compensation has been paid to any of the vehicle owners whose vehicles got damaged due to the substandard fuel sold by the CPC, a local Sinhala language newspaper The Divaina reported.

The issue of the controversial stock of petrol commenced three months ago. The official said that more than 3,000 persons directly complained to the CPC regarding damage to their vehicles due to substandard petrol. More owners have informed about the damages to the corporation over the phone, he said.

The committee appointed by the Minister of Petroleum Industry Susil Premajayantha to look into the matter recommended the persons whose vehicles were damaged to be paid compensation and the damages to be levied from the supplier.

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