Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Special investigation into the gas leak at Sri Lanka's refinery
Sat, Nov 17, 2012, 02:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 17, Colombo: A special committee will be appointed to investigate the gas leak in Sri Lanka's Sapugaskanda oil refinery that resulted in two deaths Friday, Minister of Petroleum Industries Susil Premajayantha told parliament today.

He said the police have launched a special investigation into the accident and a report is to be submitted to him today.

Two people died and 11 were hospitalized after inhaling a noxious gas during the repairs on a leaking gas line at the refinery.

Of the injured, two are receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of the Colombo National Hospital. Four others are also at the National Hospital while another five have been admitted to the Ragama Hospital.

The Minister said relief will be provided for the injured and for the families of the deceased.

Meanwhile an opposition party affiliated trade union at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appoint a committee to look into alleged corruption at the establishment.

Secretary of the union Ananda Palitha has told local radio Hiru-FM that the two people died while attempting to carry out reconstruction activities on an obsolete pipeline structure.

The Petroleum Industry Ministry said that the leakage of the noxious gas was not an act of sabotage. The Ministry announced that the pipeline has been totally closed down and the gas leak at the refinery has been brought under control.

** Related Story :: Two killed, 11 hospitalized in gas leak at Sri Lanka\'s refinery



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Speaker's committee analyzes CCTV footage to apprehend MPs incited the brawl in parliament
-- [19 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank signs agreement with Bank Muscat Oman for instant money transfers
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Finance Minister participates in Annual Meeting of the ADB in Germany
Chevron Lubricants Lanka opens trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 11.6 percent in April 2016
Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides parts of Right to Information bill unconstitutional, needs two-third majority to pass
UNAIDS welcomes Sri Lanka Supreme Court's landmark decision prohibiting HIV discrimination
Sri Lankan Deputy Minister holds unscrupulous employment agencies responsible for the plight of housemaids in Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka President calls for a responsible media culture for the benefit of the people
Fitch says Sri Lanka IMF agreement faces implementation risks

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.