Fuel Crisis: CPC failed to maintain adequate stocks

The Ministerial Sub-Committee appointed to probe the recent fuel crisis has determined that the primary cause for the issue was the failure of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to prepare and take steps to face an impending fuel shortage, despite knowing that such would take place.

The Sub-Committee reached and detailed this conclusion in a report submitted to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.

Accordingly the Committee determined that the CPC failed to maintain adequate stocks of fuel. However the Ministerial Sub Committee also stated further investigation into the matter was required.

The committee comprised of Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Arjuna Ranatunga.