Thursday, February 16, 2012
Increasing prices is not the answer, says JSS of CPC
The Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says that increasing the prices of fuel instead of finding a solution to the discrepancies and issues being faced by the CPC is not reasonable.
Its Secretary Ananda Palitha stated thus at a media briefing in Colombo yesterday.
’’At this time, the debt income due to the CPC exceeds 89,600 million rupees. The Ceylon Electricity Board owes the CPC 58,000 million.’’
’’Mihin Lanka, The Road Development Authority, Maga Neguma, Air Lanka, all these institutions
owe money to the CPC.’’
’’No body was punished for 400 million rupees worth of substandard fuel. Two thousand eight hundred (2,800) tonnes of it has been placed in storage at present. Unable to sell it. We opposed the opening of the Kerawalapitiya plant as it eats up fuel.’’
’’A loss of over 540 million rupees... We showed that daily, over 100 tonnes of fuel is brought from Colombo to Kolonnawa on a pipe system that is old, ’’ said the Secretary of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya of CPC, Ananda Palitha.