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CPC chairman to resign

2013 Jul 31

The Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Thilak Collure is to resign from his post, sources told the Colomboi Gazette.

It is understood that Collure had tendered his resignation as he was to go oversaes.

His resignation comes amidst the controvercy over the importing of substandard fuel to the country.

Meanwhile Petroleum Resources Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said that the CPC had rejected 5000MT of imported Octane 95 petrol after two tests had found that it was contaminated.

He also said that 25000MT of Octane 90 petrol from the same shipment had however been passed to be released to the consumer. (Colombo Gazette)

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