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Petroleum Resources Minister Susil Premajayantha said today that motorists who were affected by the use of contaminated petrol but did not have bills to substantiate their claims for compensation could submit affidavits instead.

The minister said this in parliament when replying to a question asked by United National Party MP Dayasiri Jayasekera who asked whether claims made by motorists who had no bill would be rejected.

Mr. Jayasekera said compensation should cover the full cost of damages without laying down a maximum amount.

He said opposition leader Ranil Wickremesighe had to spend Rs.75,000 to have his car repaired as a result of using contaminated petrol.
Minister Premajantha said the opposition leader could also claim damages like any other motorist and his ministry would help him in this matter. (Yohan Perera)

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  • mervyn perera Saturday, 10 September 2011 12:33 AM

    A chance for Lawyers and JPP to make a little money. Susil ruined the education ministry. Bandula is no better. To admit a child to a govt school, you have to pay Rs 500,000/= half a million and still no school given. Where is the free education in this country.

    GSK Saturday, 10 September 2011 01:57 AM

    Mr. Minister... hope this will lead to more fraud and corruption again.. ??

    Dalu Banda Saturday, 10 September 2011 04:31 AM

    may be another opening to gab something?

    Minister Saturday, 10 September 2011 07:58 AM

    OK, OK, Enough. First you said to give telephone calls, then in writing and now affidavits Tell us when the compensation is going to be paid to us. Thats all we need. We have suffered losses due to this scam!

    No Date Saturday, 10 September 2011 09:05 AM

    You give half to an official in the minstry or corporation then you may get it.. that also gok ( god only knows ) not ( give one kiss )

    siribiris Saturday, 10 September 2011 09:19 AM

    Minister, when are you going to expose the culprits who brought substandard fuel and take legal action against them????

    Roshan Sunday, 11 September 2011 03:55 AM

    75% of the fund will either go to the Politician or Govt supporters and not to the real affected motorist.


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