Gas-related incidents continue to report from several parts of the island
Posted on December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

The Court of Appeal today directed to consider the petition filed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) seeking an inquiry into the dangerous incidents caused by the importation of substandard gas, on 14 December.

The order was issued while considering the petition filed by civil society activist, Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodithuwakku before the Court of Appeal today.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena, State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, and the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority as well as the Director of the Sri Lanka Standards Bureau have been named as respondents.

When the petition was called, Nagananda Kodithuwakku, Attorney-at-Law, informed the court that the lives of nearly 6 million people were in grave danger due to the current gas crisis.

He also requested the court to consider the petition expeditiously.<br /><br />After considering the submissions made by both parties, the Court of Appeal ordered that the petition be heard on 14 December.

The court also directed that Litro Gas Company, the IGP, Ministers Bandula Gunawardena, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, and others be named as respondents.

Meanwhile, gas-related incidents were reported from several parts of the island today as well.

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