Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) sealed all the fuel dispensing pumps of the Nawala filling station yesterday night for illegally loading of Kerosene to bowsers with the use of fuel station pumps, Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development said.
While issuing a statement they said it is illegal to load Kerosene to other bowsers using fuel dispensing pump. This illegal operation was detected by by the CPC Special Raids Division yesterday.
Accordingly, the Petroleum Ministry said the Nawala filling stations business activities have been suspended until the investigations are over.
One liter of Kerosene is being sold at a subsidized price of Rs.30.00 while providing a relief for people who are depending on state subsidies.
Meanwhile, CPC Chairman Dammika Ranatunga commenting on this incident said measures have been taken to prosecute the culprits who were involved in this racket.