Sunday, January 29, 2023


Sunday, January 29, 2023

COPE to probe Rs. 250 fuel claim [VIDEO]

The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has summoned the Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to discuss allegations raised by the PUCSL Chairman.

Accordingly, COPE has decided to summon the officials on 12 July, the COPE Chairman, Professor Charitha Herath tweeted.

In a shocking turn of events yesterday (07), PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake claimed that fuel can be sold at approximately Rs. 250.

This was revealed at the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) meeting in Parliament.

Diesel and petrol can be provided to the consumer at Rs. 200 less than the current price, Ratnayake said.

He added that the government is collecting a tax of Rs. 280 for one litre of diesel imported on July 1.

COPE asked Ratnayake about his academic background on becoming the Head of PUCSL.

He noted that he had obtained a Special Degree in Public Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura and a Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colombo.

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