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A fire has broken out in a fuel storage tank in Orugodawatte, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Managing Director Susantha Silva said.

According to Mr. Silva, the fire had sparked due to a lightning strike. “The fire is being doused at present and the situation is under control,” he added.  (Lakna Paranamanna)





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  • Edward Sunday, 24 March 2013 02:21 PM

    Some news after a long time that is not from Hambanthota...

    Champi Monday, 25 March 2013 10:50 AM

    Another "show" to jack up the fuel price.

    P.D.Vidanage Monday, 25 March 2013 10:52 AM

    no lighting arrester installed ?

    TreeHorse Sunday, 24 March 2013 02:42 PM

    Conspiracy to hide the low quality fuel? We have never seen this lightning strike in the recent past.

    janaka Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:24 PM

    Need to find some excuse. First time in History of Sri Lanka this has happened. One of the Wonder of ASIA. MR please hold an investigation.

    das kandyan Monday, 25 March 2013 07:16 AM

    we always say "hena gahapiya" when they increase fuel price,now look what happend

    sam Sunday, 24 March 2013 04:21 PM

    there was no lightening or thunder this evening.

    singing fish Monday, 25 March 2013 04:04 AM

    What about the lightning conductor,whether it was fixed already? Safety precaution is the first priority.

    nadun Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:39 PM

    If there is a loss... increase the petrol price and put the burden on us... as u do all ways.

    Thala## Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:42 PM

    Fire dont play with fire

    Nodrog Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:45 PM

    So is there going to be a shortage or price increase?

    Kumari Paranawithana Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:53 PM

    Another one like the kachcheri.
    GOT A' Serious problem.

    ss Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:54 PM

    situation is under control - this means in SL tradition it is just the opposite

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 25 March 2013 08:04 AM

    Yea, but some people curse as "Wehi nethi hena gahapiya"

    sinnan Sunday, 24 March 2013 01:08 PM

    Is it a Empty tank to cover up CPC misappropriations???

    meranchi Sunday, 24 March 2013 01:10 PM

    fuel price is soot up now to cover up ......?

    JAYAWEWA Sunday, 24 March 2013 01:29 PM

    A cover up for low quality fuel import ,

    RAM Sunday, 24 March 2013 01:32 PM

    Hmmmm!!!!! May be another fuel hike and this time may a new levy " LIGHTNING TAX"

    Thala Sunday, 24 March 2013 02:03 PM

    Dont play with Fire!!!!!


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