A test carried out by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has revealed that the new premium hybrid 18 litre gas cylinder introduced by the Litro Gas Lanka Ltd contains the same chemical properties of the old cylinder whereas the Company claimed that the newly-introduced cylinder was more efficient, CAA Executive Director Thushan Jayawardane said.
He said the Company had informed the CAA that the old cylinder weighing 12.5 kg had contained 80% Butane and 20% Propene and in the new cylinder was changed to 50 or 60% Butane and 40 or 50% Propene.
He said however, a test carried out by the Moratuwa University has revealed that the new cylinder also contains the same chemical properties of 50% Butane and 50% Propene just as in the old cylinder.
Mr. Jayawardane said the Company had misled the consumers by publishing advertisements and added that legal action would be taken against the Company for deceiving the consumers.
He said an email was sent asking the CAA Chairman to file a case against Litro Gas with a copy to the Attorney General.
He said it was deemed that legal action was delayed due to political influence.
He also said that the Company was given ample time to rectify the mistakes committed by them and added that the Company had failed to rectify any of those.(Vineetha M. Gamage)