Ship carrying substandard fuel still at Trinco Port: Ministry

23 November 2017 08:17 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The ship, which was rejected by the Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) for carrying a stock of substandard fuel, is still docked at the Trincomalee Port, the Petroleum Resources Development Ministry said recently.

Commenting on this, Ports and Shipping Ministry Media Secretary M.P. Thameera Manju said, “The ship, still docked at the port, has no intention of taking the stock back. Minister Arjun Ranatunga too seconded this by saying the stock of substandard fuel would not be accepted.”

He said the LIOC had imported a shipment of fuel on October 15, but it had been rejected on October 17 after testing.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, LIOC Managing Director Shyam Bohra said they had nothing to do with the shipment, but the responsibility should be borne by the French multinational company M/s TOTAL that ordered the consignment. He said legal action would be taken against the supplier and that it could even get blacklisted.

While stating that he was unaware as to why the shipment was still docked at the port, Mr. Bohra suspected a delay in clearing documents led to this situation. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Kumar Thursday, 23 November 2017 08:50 AM

    Indians are staying put with their dirty oil in the belief that Sri Lankans can be bribed or coerced into accepting it.A clear message should be sent to the Indian High Commission that their ship must leave our port or else.

    Yahiya Thursday, 23 November 2017 08:52 AM

    TOTAL is leading oil

    Jana Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:09 AM

    Government doesn't have a backbone to send back the substandard fuel ship

    Jaffna Logic Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:13 AM

    What a Deception by the Indians! LIOC is an Indian company operating in Sri Lanka,where L is used like a false flag, and it ordered the oil from its own Indian sources and now it got caught with fraudulent fuel it is conveniently shifting the blame to a French company TOTAL.

    Hautaum Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:03 PM

    Tactical financial benefit by India, most of indian vehicles are in our market get damage soon then, dealers.for spare parts. It is alarm us to control every indian products of quality.


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