Committee to look into LP gas explosions
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed an eight-member Committee to look into the recent incidents of LP gas cylinder fires and explosions occurred at domestic, commercial and sales outlets in various parts of the country, and to find possible causes for the problem in order to provide immediate solutions to the issue.
The Committee chaired by Moratuwa University’s (MU’s) Prof. Shantha Walpola includes Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, Prof. Ajith de Alwis (MU), Prof. W.D.W. Jayathilaka (Sri Jayewardenepura University) Prof. Pradeep Jayaweera, Sri Lanka Inventors’ Commission Commissioner Prof. Narayan Sirimuthu, Technical Services Additional Director General Dr. Sudarshana Somasiri and Sri Lanka Standards Institution Senior Deputy Director Sujeewa Mahagama.
The President has instructed the committee to submit the report to him within two weeks.