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A number of passenger transport buses were found to be using kerosene instead of diesel by an investigation team of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, sources said.

The study has disclosed that there was a tendency among the bus owners to mix kerosene to reduce the running cost of their day to day business.

The CPC is selling kerosene at the subsided price mainly to the fishermen and for use of people living in areas, where electricity is not available.

Sources at the CPC said that the CPC had incurred a considerable loss as a result of this growing trend.

The Chairman of the Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijeratne said there was an increasing tendency in using kerosene mixed with engine oil to operate passenger transport buses.

“This practice create severe environmental problems and cause difficulties in maintaining the vehicles,” he said.

He said a similar practice of using kerosene mixed with other types of oil was seen in the north and east during the conflict. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

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  • Grace Monday, 23 October 2017 08:53 AM

    What the bus owners are doing is wrong, but we should commend their innovation.

    Grace Monday, 23 October 2017 08:57 AM

    It will not be a wonder if the bus owners operate buses using water, soon.

    MP Monday, 23 October 2017 02:30 PM

    Your anticipation is feasible.

    ceylon Monday, 23 October 2017 09:11 AM

    business people know hiw to do business.government corrupt corperation want to loot from them. via DM Android App

    Wise Donkey Monday, 23 October 2017 10:54 AM

    If they can find anything cheaper than kerosene, they will go for that and they will never bother what damage it will bring to the engine later!

    Lokka Monday, 23 October 2017 11:05 AM

    Try this innovative formula: Water, salt and coconut oil in equal quanriries

    srilal Monday, 23 October 2017 11:21 AM

    Lots of people mix kerosene to the diesel at the ratio 8:1 which improves the engine performance by eliminating the diesel knock . Its peoples alternative for Upper Cylinder Oil .

    ceylon Monday, 23 October 2017 12:43 PM

    so its good.low expensess.praise them for reducing expensess.private owners dont do if its not profitable and if not good. via DM Android App

    Kadiya Monday, 23 October 2017 07:49 PM

    Kero price is going to increase in the very near future for sure!

    GH Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:07 AM

    Best alternative is.......... bring prices of HYBRID vehicles down in November budget!


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