CID to find out the SMS which made the petrol crisis into the Country
Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga will call in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct a full investigation into the fuel crisis that gripped the country last week, alleging that a suspected oil mafia was behind the issue.
The Sources says that Minister Ranatunga had mentioned his intention for such an investigation during a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena last week. Accordingly, the President had told Ranatunga to inform the CID in writing requesting such an investigation.
This entire crisis was caused as a result of SMS that was circulated among the public stating that a CPC strike was imminent.
Minister Ranatunga said, the CID should also find out from where this SMS originated and the breakdown at the oil refinery.