Nearly one hundred persons have taken oil in containers from the spot where the oil leak took place in Orugodawatte, some employees attached to Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) charged today.
The President of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya (JSS) CPC Branch Ananda Palitha told the Daily Mirror Online that nearly 100 persons had taken aviation oil from KambikuduwaWatte in Orugodawatte this morning.
He said the some have taken as much as 15 liters.
He said there had been several leakages in the same location for the last seven years and the pipe lines have been patched with rubber.
Palitha said this was a temporary measure, which would not stop the leakages permanently.
However, new authorities from the CPC, who visited the site, had assured that new pipeline would be laid soon.(YP)