Govt will Provide Explanation in 24 Hours – Dullas
By Thameenah Razeek
The Government, along with all relevant authorities will be able to give an explanation on the recent domestic LP gas cylinder explosions within the next 24 hours, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.
He said that despite the fact that a committee was formed to investigate the matter, they do not know when the report will be made public. During the cabinet media briefing at the Department of Government Information yesterday (30), Alahappeurma said the explosions has created a fear psychosis among the public who expect the Government to come up with a good solution to the problem.
Alahapperuma also voiced his disappointment with the recent disclosure made in Parliament that there is no regulating authority to monitor the composition of an operating LP gas cylinder and that this issue should not be politicised for the sake of the people. “We are all having a hard time in this predicament.
Even my wife, who is at home, is usually worried because of the various explanations for LP gasrelated incidents that are circulating. However, the Moratuwa University, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), Government Analyst and other relevant ministries are expected to provide a proper explanation on what happened within the next 48 hours,” he stated.
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Nalin Bandara recently told Parliament that the CPC’s laboratory test report proved that the gas composition has been manipulated. Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila in response to a request from the MP to table the report soon indicated that Bandara had no right to publish the report because it was done at the request of the Consumer Affairs Authority.