The reason for this serious lapse is the recent introduction of the new computer system by the Lanka Petroleum Company with a view to systematizing and intensifying its operations in the distribution of Rs. 800 million worth of fuel .
According to reports reaching Lanka e news , , this new method was introduced yesterday morning (01) at 9.45 Under this method , fuel filled into the Bowzers are based on the invoice
fed into the new system.. Unfortunately , the new method has been initiated yesterday without making an assessment of the original position.
When this computer system was purchased from the Indian Co., there had been no transparency in the deal , and those officers who initiated this move have been granted several tours to India by the Indian Co. Twelve officers of the SL petroleum Co. were specially chosen and trained on this computer system , and a monthly salary of Rs. 70, 000/- each was to be paid , according to reports.
The computer system which was purchased for Rs. 200 million for the use at Muthurajawela oil stores complex even though it had begun is not functioning at all even today.