Lanka IOC denies taking CPC official captive in Trinco

Lanka IOC today denied reports that Lanka IOC officials had obstructed CPC officials at the Trincomalee Oil Terminal. Lanka IOC also denied claims that a CPC official was held captive at the Trincomalee Oil Terminal.

In a statement today, Lanka IOC said that an incident was brought to its notice on 29 December 2016 that a person had entered the high security premises of the Oil Terminal without any authorisation letter.

“Being high security and sensitive premises, the Security Guards, as per established guidelines, requested for identification papers. However, the said person had reportedly created disturbance at the Security Gate and thereafter left the Terminal premises along with the CPC officials,” Lanka IOC said.

Lanka IOC says it is extending its full co-operation and is willing to assist in every possible manner to tide over the issues related to the shortage of storage capacity of petroleum products for power generation.

The Managing Director of Lanka IOC Shyam Bohra said that discussions at the highest level are already going on between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of India for the development of the Upper Tank Farm Area at Trincomalee. (Colombo Gazette)


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