Ceylon Petroleum Corporation issued media release over the quality of the fuel in Sri Lanka. Fuel samples from the Narammala filling station have already been sent to the laboratories responsible for investigation. The questionable bowser has been brought to Kolonnawa Terminal where the necessary investigations were conducted to determine the cause of the issue. An extensive investigation is also underway into the information circulating on social media regarding the quality of Lanka Petrol 92 Octane at a filling station in Galle.

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Fuel samples from the Narammala filling station have already been sent to the laboratories responsible for investigation. The questionable bowser has been brought to Kolonnawa Terminal where the necessary investigations were conducted to determine the cause of the issue. The bowser distributed Petrol 92 Octane to two stations in Dambadeniya other than Narammala Filling Station. The tests carried out at those two filling stations in Dambadeniya did not report any deviation of fuel specifications.
On the 05th May 2022, around 6 Million liters of Lanka Petrol 92 Octane were distributed island-wide and 472 bowsers were engaged in the distribution. There have been no incidents reported so far from those filling stations.
Appropriate standardized procedures are always followed when releasing fuel from a terminal or bulk depot and the relevant samples are tested daily. Before releasing the fuel for the bowsers from the distribution points, the bowser crew is verified the standards of fuel as a practice. The particular bowser that reached to Narammala filling station certified the quality of the fuel it was loaded before leaving Muthurajawala Terminal.
Further, an extensive investigation is also underway into the information circulating on social media regarding the quality of Lanka Petrol 92 Octane at a filling station in Galle. Preliminary investigations have been revealed that routing operational procedures were not adhered by filling station staff to maintain the fuel quality before commence the sales.


The filling station has been duly informed to close operations until the completion of the full tests and investigations.
Fuel quality is tested according to the international procedures in four times, between the times it is ordered from the supplier to the time that it is delivered to the customer’s vehicle. The quality of the fuel is specially checked before the fuel is shipped from overseas. An independent inspection team appointed by both suppling company and Petroleum Corporation is conducting those tests.

After the ship arrives at the Port of Colombo, the quality testing is carried out at the Kolonnawa and Sapugaskanda laboratories under the supervision of independent inspection team. The entire process is monitored by independent inspection team.
The fuel in delivery tanks was tested for the specifications before loading to the bowsers and randomly checked after being sent to the filling stations by the bowsers.
Consumers can call 0115 234234 and 0115 455130 if they have any queries regarding the quality of fuel.