Govt awaiting PC Report to sue gas companies – Alagiyawanna

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 8 2021
News Govt awaiting PC Report to sue gas companies – Alagiyawanna

By Thameenah Razeek

The Government vowed yesterday that legal action would be instituted against the two major LP gas  distributors, if the Presidential Committee (PC), formed to investigate recent mishaps involving LP gas cylinders, finds that the composition of LP gas has been altered.

State Minister of Consumer Protection, Lasantha Alagiyawanna also said State officers, institutions, and other officers in authority have failed to regulate the market for LP gas.

The public were the victims of the catastrophic incidents and once the committee’s report is submitted to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the other State institutions will definitely function accordingly, he said.

He further said LP gas cylinders caused several deaths and that the Government should be held accountable.

He told a Cabinet Media briefing that the Government had on 16 September advertised in newspapers for public feedback on the standard of LP gas cylinders.

Alagiyawanna said when they take the case to Courts, it will not be in favour of LP gas companies. “Police are investigating the accidents that occurred due to gas cylinders. As of now, Police confirmed that the recent fatality said to be caused by a fire due to a faulty LP gas cylinder, was in fact due to the stove catching fire and spreading to the victim’s garments resulting in the victim suffering from burns. However, she succumbed due to a heart attack,” he said.


By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 8 2021

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