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Emergency raids unit in Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) sealed fuel dispensing pumps and underground fuel tanks in Nugegoda Gamsaba junction filling station. CPC stated that they raided this filling station yesterday following the customers complains for mixing diesel with kerosene. They have forwarded the petrol samples to laboratory tests and they will take actions following the results.

In addition to that, Laboratory tests proved that furnace oil were in low standard which were raided while bowsers carrying oil from Kolonnawa to Hotel Galadari.  CPC suspect that they have mixed low standard oil in to the furnace oil. Suspicions have arosen due to changing the exact route and as it was parked in a suspicious place for long time.

Hon. Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that they have already introduced an expeditious method to raid and he further requested the public to inform officers in Raids unit via following numbers (0728870624 and 0777748417) of any incident of mixing Diesel with Kerosene.


 - Media Unit - Minister Office




Current Local Fuel Prices





Petrol 92 Octane : Rs. 450.00 Per Litre

Petrol 95 Octane : Rs. 540.00 Per Litre

Auto Diesel : Rs. 440.00 Per Litre

Lanka Super Diesel : Rs. 510.00 Per Litre

Lanka Industrial Kerosene : 399.00

Kerosene : Rs 87.00 Per Litre


Source : Ceylon Petroleum Corporation