Sri Lanka’s Litro Gas chairman to be removed

ECONOMYNEXT – Chairman of Sri Lanka’s state-run Litro Gas Lanka Ltd Theshara Jayasinghe, at the centre of a cooking gas explosion controversy and shortages, is to be removed from his position, sources said.

Litro sources told EconomyNext on Thursday (13) that the decision has not yet been officially declared.

Jayasinghe’s pending removal comes in the wake of an unprecedented gas shortage in the country, followed by a series of explosions.

Meanwhile, samples of a gas shipment that is in Colombo port has been sent to the laboratories to check for quality before unloading.

Unofficial reports say Administrative Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Renuka Perera has been nominated for the chairmanship of Litro. (Colombo/ Jan 13/2022)

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