Govt has no ownership in Trinco oil tanks, there is a crisis in oil refinery: Dinesh

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JO Parliaemntarian Dinesh Gunawardena has charged that now we do not have the ownership of the oil tanks in Trincomalee. There is a crisis in the oil refinery. The entire country is suffering from this crisis.

He was making a statement on the fuel crisis in Parliament making special statements under Standing Orders 23(2).He said: “The entire country is suffering from this crisis. Normal life and the economy are affected because of this problem prevailing for the past several days. It is the duty of the government and the minister responsible to inform the nation when they would solve the problem.

Who is responsible for the maintenance of stocks of petrol? Now we do not have the ownership of the oil tanks in Trincomalee. There is a crisis in the refinery. Who is taking the responsibility for this crisis? Parliament should understand the severity of the problem.”

He added that Sri Lanka had lost the opportunity of constructing and maintaining the Hambantota refinery.

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