Oil leak in Orugodawatta

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A pipeline carrying fuel from the Kolonnawa Oil Refinery has been damaged in Orugodawatta, leaking oil to the surface, police said.
Large crowds were seen flocking to the site to collect oil, they said.







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  • ANTON Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:19 AM

    Wonder (wander) of Asia, every thing is coming to surface Gems and now oil what next ....Gold ?

    Public Abilik Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:33 AM

    What the heck?? I assume it's crude. So what's the point in people flocking to collect the stuff? Can they refine it after taking it home? It's not like they can put it in their car or motorcycle or use that instead of kerosene.

    mofaruk Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:41 AM

    Gem in Kantale, Oil in Orugodawatta... what next ?
    Diamond in Dematagoda ? We must appreciate the enthusiasm of our people when something comes FOC and they flock like crows !

    Mohamed Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:32 AM

    Cost of living, peoples never causing their life

    lkpat Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:59 AM

    This are miracles, god sent stuff.

    Bugsy. Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:04 AM

    More price hike are coming soon to cover the cost of leaking...! Please don't waste public funds by appointing a inquiry commission for oil leak.

    Mushi Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:00 AM

    No.it's oil from Mannar leaking out in Cmb.So Chinese and Indians dig oil wells here. via DM Android App

    Lobo Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:20 AM

    How many times has this happened? Are the bloody authorities sleeping? Who will pay for the losses....of course, us!

    Nodrog Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:23 AM

    Time to recruit qualified people who can think in advance and do something before it happens and minimize the wastage and loss of income to the country.

    zorro Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:24 AM

    people trying to collect oil from pipeline leakages are living very dangerously. There were lots of explosions and accidents with lots of people dying have been reported from Nigeria! The police and GoSL should prevent people from going there!

    bandara Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:51 AM

    now the dhobi will hold a press conference and say the US or some other country should compensate for this or because of this fuel prices have to go up.
    Who knows they may have even caused it themselves to justify a fuel price hike

    Silva De Mervin Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:18 AM

    There was a case in late 80's in which a person was convicted for oozing out petrol from the mail line near the same place by his extra ordinary plumbing skills.

    Make sure he came out and not continuing the same trick.

    Joe Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:28 AM

    The Sri Lankan people are like scavengers. Just because the 'oil' is free what are they going to do with it. I bet the proud Lankans doing this will blame the Zionists and Indians for this.

    Gaffi Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Transparecy manifests even in oil transport via DM Android App

    malkanthi Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:53 AM

    The catastrophe situation in whichever form proves that the government is not in control over everything!

    JAMES SUMAPITIPALA Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:05 PM

    WHERE IS GONAWALA SUNIL

    LAST TIME HE WAS TAPPING OIL

    IN A SUPPRISED KASSIPU RAID


    OFFICALS WERE ABLE TO FIND A BINGO

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:16 PM

    Crowding in to collect leaking oil is a dangerous exercise as had been proved before in countries like Nigeria with substantial loss of life. The authorities should have stopped this with danger notices and posting of civic defence personnel to warn the people. Anyway, the next headline could be oil prices hiked to cover up for losses.

    Far Thinker Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:19 PM

    See the ammount of staff attended at sight. This of course a miracle in management!

    Ali Tuesday, 30 October 2012 01:04 PM

    Due to oil Leak There will be a shortage in the future!!
    gonna cover the story behind last weeks Iran's oil supply issue!!
    Another wonder of Asia in MihinLand!!

    mamath Tuesday, 30 October 2012 01:33 PM

    Wikileak is nothing compared to this leak

    DrMentor Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:52 AM

    may be this is an Oil well. Drill there !!


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