Debt ridden CPC spends Rs. 10 mn to welcome new Minister



by Shiran Ranasinghe


 The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has spent Rs. 4.2 million to colour wash its Sapugaskanda complex to welcome new Petroleum Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa today at 10.00 a.m.


The overtime payment to about 400 workers, who had colour washed the refinery, for four days was estimated to be Rs. 3.2 million.


The Corporation has also purchased 35 flower pots to beautify the place for the event, at Rs. 3,200 each.


A senior CPC official said that in addition drivers, clerks, security officers and executive staff involved in organizing today’s welcoming ceremony, too, were entitled to overtime payments.


CPC employees urge President Rajapaksa to investigate how the corporation could spend ten million rupees on a welcoming ceremony at a time when it has already cut housing loans and other facilities to its workers on the basis that it was in a financial crisis.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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