All spot purchases to be probed
Auditor General brought in:
Petroleum Resources Development Minister Susil Premajayantha
yesterday ordered a full scale investigation into all spot purchases and
stock management by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) from August
1, 2011 to July 31, 2012 through the Auditor General.
Ministry Secretary R H S Samaratunga was to inform the Auditor
General yesterday to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the
dealings of the Corporation during this period, a release said.
The minister made this directive under provision of the CPC Act and a
comprehensive audit report on the spot purchases and stock management of
the Corporation during this year is to be produced by the Auditor
Meanwhile, following complaints about vehicle malfunctioning
following the use of diesel, the CPC decided to strike the name of the
supplier from the CPC’s register.
This decision was taken by the CPC Board of Directors on Friday.
Accordingly, the CPC has stopped purchasing fuel from the Vitol Group
of Companies on the grounds that its supplies caused problems to
vehicles, according to complaints from public institutions and that
earlier too similar complaints were received by the CPC pertaining to
the supplies of the same company.
Further action is to be taken against the supplier once the report of
the three member committee and laboratory tests are released, a CPC