President appoints committee to investigate gas cylinder fires and explosions
Posted on November 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Committee to look into the recent incidents of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder fires and explosions that have occurred at domestic, commercial and sales outlets in various parts of the country and to find possible causes of the problem in order to provide immediate solutions to the issue.

Chaired by Prof. Shantha Walpola of the Moratuwa University, the committee also includes Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, Prof. Ajith de Alwis of Moratuwa University, Prof. W .D.W Jayathilaka of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Pradeep Jayaweera, Commissioner of  Sri Lanka Inventors Commission Prof. Narayana Sirimuthu, Additional Director General of Industrial Technology Institute Dr. Sudarshana Somasiri and Senior Deputy Director (Technical) at Sri Lanka Standard Institute Sujeewa Mahagama. 

The President has instructed the Committee to get the information from all the necessary parties and look into existing studies and various views and submit the report to him within two weeks. 

One Response to “President appoints committee to investigate gas cylinder fires and explosions”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Another Gotabaya Blunder,
    Leaking gas cyliners is not a national problem. It is purely a commercial problem that should be solved by the LPG gas suppliers. It is a prime responsibility of the gas cylinder suppliers to adhere to their safety requirements and deliver a safe gas supply. Why the government is taking an additional responsibility of solving this problem where liability clearly lies with the supplier.

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