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10 August 2012 03:54 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Three ambulances including two new vehicles belonging to the Kegalle Hospital have broken down after the use of substandard diesel, it is reported. One of the ambulances broke down at Nittambuwa while taking a patient to the National Hospital in Colombo.

When the vehicles were sent to a local garage for repairs it was found a defect in the diesel system of the three vehicles.

Of the eight ambulances only three are now reportedly available for emergency situations.

No hospital official could be communicated to clarify the situation. (Rohan Kumara)

  Comments - 9

  • Samson Friday, 10 August 2012 04:50 AM

    There is a press release today by Former CPC Chairman Harry Jayawardena claiming that it was Minister Susil Premjayanth who wanted blacklisted Vitol company, the supplier of inferior quality diesel reinstated.However minister at the last TV interview on Rupavahini said it was Harry Jayawardene who had reinstated Vitol on his own will. We as the consumer has a right to know who reinstated this blacklisted company after such previous irregularities?

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 10 August 2012 05:13 AM

    In other countries people will be sacked & held to task, in Sri Lanka its part of their job role so they cannot be held responsible.

    Suny J Friday, 10 August 2012 05:34 AM

    Sri Lankans will never wake up from the deep slumber.....

    Sagarika Friday, 10 August 2012 06:38 AM

    Miracle of Asia!

    Lal Friday, 10 August 2012 07:27 AM

    What a banana republic.

    SudhuPuncha Friday, 10 August 2012 08:14 AM

    Alwaya breakdown ape gamma thama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    raj Friday, 10 August 2012 08:33 AM

    We as consumers don't have no rights when dealing with CPC.

    Coconut Donkey Friday, 10 August 2012 08:53 AM

    Everything is going as per the plan they planned together with Vitol... laughing all the way to the bank

    fadhom Friday, 10 August 2012 03:42 PM

    that garage won't be open for too long now would it

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