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Vital to determine whether Russian crude oil meets CPC specs: Susil

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It is essential to determine whether Russian crude oil is in line with the specifications of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) , Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha told Parliament today.

“ Many, including MPs are questioning as to why Sri Lanka won’t go ahead and procure fuel from Russia, but one has to determine whether the refined products from Russia are in line with CPC specifications,” the Minister said.

Also he said the issue pertaining to recent grounding of Aeroflot Aircraft is expected to be sought soon. The case is to be taken up at Commercial Courts shortly and we hope that a verdict would be given shortly,” Mr. Premajayantha who is also the President of Sri Lanka-Russia Friendship Association, said.

“ I have been invited to Russia by the Russian counterparts to resolve issues between the two countries. I hope to resolve the issues arose between the two countries when I get there.  I have obtained details of the case from the Attorney General’s Department. The Minister of Energy can go ahead and begin negotiations to buy fuel.  

Meanwhile Former President Maithripala Sirisena who responded said he had engaged with the Russian President in writing and the latter had informed him that there is no need for a diplomatic engagement for Sri Lanka to obtain fuel, as CPC can directly negotiate with the Russian suppliers with regard to the matter. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)


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  • Tissa Fernando Monday, 04 July 2022 03:16 PM

    If India is buying from Russia and giving it to Sri Lanka, then what is the issue. Is it CPC specification or the CPC commission.

    M Fernando Tuesday, 05 July 2022 05:39 AM

    No Commis for CPC guys or associated Ministers and stooges. That may be the problem affecting the quality of Russian Oil

    anil Monday, 04 July 2022 03:23 PM

    why is the Minister of Education talking about a subject that Kanchana should be talking about

    Tom jones Monday, 04 July 2022 09:42 PM

    Education had benefitted from Petroleum when he was once The Minister of petroleum from 2010 where low quality petrol was served to customers and their vehicles stalled. Minister was supposed to have taken commissions.

    Thelbala Tuesday, 05 July 2022 07:22 AM

    This man has previous experience with low quality fuel. Make sure engines don't go bust. But this crude oil will be refined here remember?


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