Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera lodged a complaint with the CID yesterday (18) to investigate the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL).
He requested the CID to probe fuel procurement, the evaluation of proposals, non-placement of orders, selection of suppliers, delays in payments, distribution irregularities and several other allegations made by individuals.
He noted that complaints have been made against certain activities including the distribution, procurement and distribution irregularities and meetings were held over the past week in regard to measures to be taken to address these issues.
Wijesekera noted that the complaint was made to reveal those responsible for hindering the CPC and CPSTL’s operations.
By Faadhila Thassim