Trade unionist Ananda Palitha says Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila is violating methods observed by the Ceylon Electricity Board and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation when engaging in transactions.
Speaking to NewsRadio, trade unionist Anada Palitha said the Minister requesting dollars from the CEB to supply fuel is a violation of usual norms.
Palitha recalled that dollars are provided by the Treasury and called on the government to intervene.
He added such measures have never been resorted to in the past, adding that the CEB settles funds with the CPC, while transactions are never carried out in dollars.
Palitha said the CPC is bound to meet the fuel requirement of the CEB claiming that fuel has never been imported separately for the purpose of power generation.
He added the Minister is now claiming that the current stocks if provided for power generation will lead to a shortage of fuel for vehicles.