Gas explosions: Govt feigning ignorance – SJB
By Nabiya Vaffoor
The SJB claimed the Government was hiding the truth behind the recent gas explosions for its own benefit.
Addressing a Media briefing yesterday (1), SJB MP Chaminda Wijesiri said the Government was aware of the measures that should have been taken to prevent the gas explosions. However, even now they were deceiving the public by appointing various committees, he said.
“We know for a fact that this situation has occurred due to a modification on the composition of propane and butane in gas cylinders. As a result, both pressure and combustion of LP gas cylinders has increased. Maybe gas companies did this on purpose to increase the consumption of gas by increasing combustion,” he said.