Police says that over 800 incidents related to LP gas had been reported in Sri Lanka from November 1 to December 19.
Out of them, over 400 incidents were related to the shattering of tempered glass on the gas cooker and the explosion of gas cookers, while about 300 incidents were related to gas leakage. There had been 15 incidents where the regulator had been damaged and in another 50 cases the flexible hose had been damaged.
Presidential Committee look into the LP gas-related fires and explosions to hand over the report to the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on December 20th Monday says Committee member Prof. W.D.W Jayathilaka.
Recently CAA allowed Gas Companies to issue domestic gas to the market under the following conditions with effect from 2021.12.05.
1. Not to issue the previously imported gas stocks.
2. To contain Mercaptan to the new stocks before they are issued to the market thereby enabling the consumers to identify any leaks if any by its odorant.
3. To check one cylinder per every 100 cylinders during production, serialize and produce them to the Consumer Affairs Authority.