Harry resigns as CPC Chairman; Susil calls for audit report on furnace oil tender
Self made business tycoon and Chairman of several blue chip corporates Harry Jayawardena yesterday resigned as the Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayanth had confirmed Jayawardena’s resignation but the Minister was not available for comment as he was at a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees as this edition went to press.
The case against Jayawardena was building up with the Minister calling for an audit on a controversial furnace oil purchase by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation at US $ 111 per tonne after allegedly sabotaging a previous order at US $ 53 per tonne.This had allegedly caused a delay in getting down the 35,000-tonne shipment which was due by December 26.
The result of the delay had forced CPC to supply costly diesel to the Kerawalapitiya power plant instead of contracted furnace oil.
The higher priced furnace oil, according to CPC sources, was now expected later this month.
Sources said in addition to the loss suffered by buying furnace oil at more than double the previously contracted price, and having to supply costly diesel in the interim at furnace oil price would result in a loss of about one billion rupees to the Corporation.
Courtesy: The Island
Was there any criminal offence committed by this man, HJ, in sabotaging the buying of oil at the cheaper rate and ordering at the higher rate from elsewhere, causing a huge loss to SL? Has he personally gained finacially by such a deal, such as a fat commission? Is he corrupt? Surely, the GOSL should investigate this and bring to justice the corrupt one! Infact, his wealth should be seized to pay in compensation for the loss to the nation.
Another Rat for the Cat
Yes, this fat rat sat on a mat near the big cat and had a big chat.
Pardon my ignorance. Who is the fat cat? This is becoming curiouser and curiouser. Off with the fat rat’s head, to begin with, and seize all his cheese!
You are not ignorant,but your guess is virile.Fat rat’s larder is full to the brim with cheese and butter.Butter will help him out.
atleast this man has the back bone to resigne.
what about other culprits who did massive losses to the nation? have they ever rsigned (if resigned re assigned 😉 ). was there any audit?
this man has the talent. every one should accept that bitter truth.