Dec 17, 2017

Substandard aviation fuel to be unloaded?

The consignment of aviation fuel imported by the CPC and failed the quality tests is going to be unloaded, CPC trade unions allege.

The second test of the consignment carried out yesterday (16) at the Sapugaskanda refinery also found it to be of substandard.

The sample was taken around 4.00 am as the ship with the aviation fuel was anchored 20 miles off Panadura.

However, the quality report has been altered at the instigation of the top CPC administration, including a relative of ex-minister Swarna Gunawardena.

There is suspicion that around 7,000 metric tons of the fuel had been dumped into the sea, as they contained waste material.