Ranil’s vehicle ‘Kota Uda’ due to bad petrol

21 July 2011 08:31 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Yohan Perera

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s vehicle was among the thousands of vehicles that had stalled due to substandard petrol imported by the CPC, UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake said today.

MP Karunanayake displayed the damaged parts of the vehicle of the Opposition Leader to the journalists at the UNP media centre yesterday.  
He said even though substandard fuel had been imported in previous instances, the problem did not affect the public in a major way.

Mr. Karunanayake added that the issue did not surface as the chemical ‘Emulsifier’ used in petrol which had caused problems to the vehicles had been used to a lesser extent during earlier instances.

“The vehicle which belongs to Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP acting treasurer Senarath Kapukotuwa had also been among the 10,000 vehicles that had been ruined by substandard petrol;” he added.

UNP MP also charged that the fuel that had been imported does not meet the conditions laid out in the cabinet paper. Therefore he said the cabinet approval was given for a government transaction but the CPC had actually purchased the fuel from a private company.

He said no one could put the blame on the Ministry secretary as nothing can be purchased without the approval of the high officials of the government.
Mr. Karunanayake said a request has been made to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to probe into the issue.

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  • Dammika Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:40 PM

    Not only UNP he is trying to keep Entire SL on "koda uda"

    stanley Thursday, 21 July 2011 04:10 PM

    HE ALWAYS ON : kOTA UDA:

    S.Dilruk Thursday, 21 July 2011 09:21 AM

    Susil's car is also effected. But he's not going to make any complaint. :D

    Buruwa Thursday, 21 July 2011 04:37 PM

    Ranil- Kota Uda
    UNP- Kota Uda
    Others Weta Uda, waiting to jump

    kassa Thursday, 21 July 2011 09:44 AM

    As usual UNP's.

    freehit Thursday, 21 July 2011 05:52 PM

    Ranil had better replace the engine and the UNP had better replace its driver.

    Upul Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:18 AM

    change over to super petrol immediately.

    Freedom Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:34 AM

    battery power atlast

    madawa Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:49 AM

    Mr.Ranil, who will pay for your repear ??? can we have clear answer pleaseeee

    Cynic Thursday, 21 July 2011 11:03 AM

    For a person who has made a giant party kota uda, this is nothing.

    Ranjith Thursday, 21 July 2011 12:06 PM

    Have a new

    samosa Friday, 22 July 2011 02:49 AM

    He is not a beggar like other Lankan MPs... He has his own investment funds...

    dissa Friday, 22 July 2011 02:52 AM

    I thought this luxury vehicle is run only with 95 octane which is a must. Who pumped 90 octane?

    lankaputha Thursday, 21 July 2011 12:46 PM

    Wondering, the issue was not available for the people who pumped 95 octane, and all new cars imported by the poor MP's use 95 and nothing but anything above that.

    Ravi C Sam Friday, 22 July 2011 03:17 AM

    Even Ravi C Sam's car stalled due to CPC petrol.
    Why do you want the public to be on Kota Uda.

    Venom Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:12 PM

    He should ask his boss for a brand new million dollarLand Cruiser with all the latest gimmicks-and he'll get it too!!!

    Nishantha Rajapakse Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:12 PM

    As usual UNPs they raise matters which need to be looked into. What's wrong with you men?

    dass Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:34 PM

    "Kota uda" or not "kota uda" it does not make much of a difference beacuse it is Ranil's vehicle.

    Che Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:37 PM

    The man is on Govt payroll

    Mathew Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:43 PM

    Dont worry so, let your friends know and they will send you a new one. Even mahinda malli may give you a car.

    MahaRaja Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:06 PM

    doesnt matter whose car it is .... it is Sri Lankans who suffer

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:17 PM

    Its better to keep "Kota uda" only useful to MR.

    rana Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:13 PM

    Not onl y his vehical .................. entire UNP on KOTA UDA

    Lalith Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:28 PM

    Did'nt he do the same thing to the CMC?


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