Sri Lanka: 727gas cylinder explosions within few weeks

A total of 727 gas cylinder explosions have been reported within 6 weeks, the police said.

Police said majority of those incidents were reported due to explosion of gas stoves and gas pipes.

Meantime, there is no Sri Lanka Standard Institution (SLSI) standard for LP gas in the country, the Litro Gas Company informed Court yesterday (15).

Mainly Litro company cylinders are exploding recent months.

President’s Counsel Harsha Amarasekara appearing for Litro Gas Company made these remarks when the writ petition filed against the authorities for allegedly releasing unsafe gas cylinders to the market was taken up before Court of Appeal.

Mr. Amarasekara informed court that SLSI will decide new standard for LP gas and cylinders will be released to the market with a sticker.

Meanwhile, the Litro Gas Company gave an undertaking to display the composition of the gas by way of a stickier following the recommendations of SLSI.

The petitioner is further seeking an order directing the authorities to formulate healthy and safety standards for LP gas cylinders.

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