The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has commenced random checks on fuel quality at all fuel stations islandwide.
Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said there have been complaints over the quality of fuel and fuel stations mixing petroleum products with water, kerosene, and other liquids.
Accordingly, the Minister said the licenses of fuel stations violating guidelines will immediately be canceled.
The CPC earlier today said fuel samples have been obtained from the Narammala, Kurunegala filling station and sent for laboratory testing, after a video circulating on social media made allegations over fuel quality.
Issuing a statement today the CPC said, the bowser carrying the allegedly contaminated fuel will be brought to Kolonnawa for an inspection.
The CPC statement read that the bowser delivered 92 octane petrol to two filling stations in Dambadeniya, prior to delivering fuel to Narammala.
Investigations carried out at the two filling stations did not uncover any problems on fuel quality.
It was revealed that 6 million litters of 92 octane petrol was distributed island-wide yesterday where 472 bowsers were used for distribution.
The statement issued by the CPC explained that no complaints were lodged pertaining to the quality of fuel from other filling stations thus far.
It also said proper standardization procedures are followed where relevant samples are tested regularly when releasing fuel from a terminal or warehouse.