Sri Lanka’s utility regulator to conduct quality survey at fuel stations after complaints

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said samples will be collected from all fuel stations in the country for a quality survey after receiving complaints from consumers.

“In the last month alone we received more than 100 complaints that petrol and diesel are low in quality,” PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday September 27.

“We have 1,200 fuel station in the country. If we receive 100 complaints from 100 places that means around 10 percent of these stations have low quality fuel,” he said.

Some consumers have complained of a foul odor coming from the fuel, while some have claimed the number of miles per litre has reduced. Others have said fuel is not sold according to quota allocation.

The Consumer Consultative Committee of the PUCSL has decided to investigate the complaints and will collect samples from fuel stations around the country in the coming two to three weeks, said Ratnayake.