LITRO Chief denies allegation on snatching WB aids
Muditha Peiris, Chairman of the state-run LITRO Gas company calling in a special briefing today (13) denied the allegations that the aids received from the World Bank to remedy the gas shortage in Sri Lanka over the past few months have been snatched, emphasising that aids of that nature are strictly being tracked.
He told the media that a few days ago, a WB delegation visited the state-run lp gas distributor to investigate how the aids were being spent, and that similar observations will also be made in the future, thereby questioning the probability of such a scam ever being occurred.
The severe gas crisis in the country has ended within a period of one month after receiving aids from the WB, Peiris went on, adding that there is currently no shortage of lp gas anywhere in the island.
The LITRO Chief made these observations in response to the accusations levelled by several politicians of both the Ruling Party and the Opposition that a fraud has been committed during gas imports. Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (CoPE), Ruling Party MP Prof. Charitha Herath calling in a briefing in Kandy recently alleged that Rs. 1,300 million have been defrauded during the import of gas.