A special meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Trade was held in Parliament today to obtain views and solutions of several parties regarding the sudden gas cylinder explosions which took place a few days ago.
The Ministerial Consultative Committee met under the chairmanship of Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardana and State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, was present during the discussion held.
Officials representing the Ministry of Trade, State Ministry of Consumer Protection, Ministry of Technology, State Ministry of Skills Development, Research & Innovation, Sri Lanka Police, Consumer Affairs Authority, Department of Measurement Units, Standards and Services, Litro Gas Lanka Ltd, LAUGFS Gas PLC, Sri Lanka Standards Institute, Sri Lanka Accreditation Board, Officials representing the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, the Ministry of Energy and the Department of Government Analyst were present at the meeting held.
Views of all parties and the Members of Parliament present, were sought pertaining to the gas explosions.
Several decisions regarding the change in gas composition, importance of using high quality devices, the release of gas to the market after obtaining a report on the smell of gases, obtaining the reports of the committee appointed by the President within two weeks and implementing its recommendations expeditiously, testing the quality of the imported gas on board the ship before it enters the country were taken during the meeting.