CPC searches for leads on Kolonnawa oil leak
Dec 5, 2011
Engineers attached to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) had been entrusted with the task of initially finding out what caused the oil leak that occurred at Kolonnawa recently and preventing further leaks from taking place in the future, the Ministry said yesterday.

It said in a statement that a trench 150 feet long and ten feet deep would initially be dug to reach the point where the leak had started to check what exactly had gone wrong and take steps to put it right.

The Ministry said that the media would be briefed on the cause of the leakage either today or tomorrow. It was noted that this was not the first time such a thing had occurred as there had been fuel leaks in this area in the past with the CPC losing millions as a result.

It was thought that one of the reasons that such incidents took place was because the pipelines were very old and as a result the government said that it had taken the decision to lay new pipelines to replace the old ones.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka