SLTB suffers losses of Rs.6 mil due to substandard diesel

SLTB suffers losses of Rs.6 mil due to substandard diesel

August 7, 2012   11:53 am

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The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has suffered losses of around Rs.6 million due to the use of substandard diesel, Transport Minister Kumara Welgama stated.

Speaking at a press conference held today (August 7) in Colombo, the Minister said that ten busses operating on the expressway have stalled 38 times on the road while the he added that it costs Rs.600,000 to change the filters alone.

A three-member committee was appointed by Ministry of Petroleum Industries to look into complaints of substandard diesel while it had been reported that several buses, trains and cars had been effected after using substandard diesel.

A total of 26 vehicles of the Department of Post had been damaged after using substandard diesel, according to Postal Trade Unions.

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