The report of the 03 member Committee, appointed to inquire into the alleged import of an inferior stock of diesel imported by the Vitol Groups, which was released yesterday , is total eyewash, says the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya (JSS) of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
It is not possible for the government to circumvent the contentious problems that have arisen by the import of inferior diesel, merely by appointing committees and publishing such reports, said Mr. Ananda Palitha, Secretary of the JSS.
Various problems have arisen because of not updating the standards of the methodologies involved in examining the fuel imported in to Sri Lanka, and Sri Lanka is the only country that refuses to do so, Mr Ananda Palitha said.
However, according to the report of the 03 member committee appointed to inquire into the problems that have arisen in motor vehicles using the diesel, the scrutiny of the complaints have revealed that such mechanical problems arose because of deficiencies in the filtering process.
The report also states that it is not possible to examine the standard specifications solely by a laboratory test.
Accordingly, the committee has proposed the updating of the specifications for special laboratory tests to ascertain the causes for the problems arising from the use of filters.
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Edited By - Damed - 14 Aug 2012 08:00:54 GMT