State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection Lasantha Alagiyawanna says legal action will be taken if investigations reveal that gas companies have deliberately misled consumers in order to generate profits.
Speaking during a media briefing this afternoon, State Minister Alagiyawanna said the decision to suspend the distribution of domestic LP gas cylinders from local factories to the market and importing substandard gas into the country were reached as the most immediate step towards resolving the issue that have arisen in the country.
The State Minister said steps are being taken to formulate standards pertaining to the composition of LP gas in cylinders.
He said the two gas companies in the country must take full responsibility for the recent incidents.
The standard for gas cylinders and accessories used at present has been called from the Import and Export Controller.
State Minister Alagiyawanna said the Sri Lanka Standards Institution will be vested with the authority to work on the standards hereafter.