Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission Janaka Ratnayake says that he is waiting for the Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera or the CEYPETCO to go before the court against him. He says that if a case is filed against him, a lot of information will be revealed before the court.
Janaka Ratnayake stated in a televised discussion that the crude oil imported by the Petroleum Statutory Corporation is substandard and the crude oil obtained from the refinery cannot be used for electricity production. Janaka Ratnayake also mentioned that the crude oil cannot be used for any other purpose except to give it to the people who brought it to ‘drink’.
Responding to that, Kanchana Wijesekera had released a message on Twitter. He says he completely denies the allegations leveled by the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission. The minister has also said that legal action will be taken against him.
Janaka Rathnayake further states that what the minister should do is to look into the allegations and if there is a mistake, correct it, not to chase the people who point out the mistakes.