Former Executive Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority Thushan Gunawardena claims the Consumer Affairs Authority, the Minister of Trade and the State Minister of Consumer Protection were aware that a major accident could occur due to the change in the composition of Litro gas cylinders.
Speaking during a media briefing organised yesterday, he said it is a serious offence to refrain from taking action to prevent such an accident, while being aware of the facts.
Gunawardena noted it is regrettable that relevant authorities failed to take action, as seven Sri Lankans also died due to gas leak related accidents.
He said he informed relevant authorities of the dangers of changing the composition of gas on several occasions, over the past six months.
He added however they had not responded to any of the warnings.