A filling station located at Flower Road, Colombo has reportedly defrauded an amount of Rs. 500,000 daily from customers, investigations revealed.
Chief of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), Janaka Ratnayake yesterday (30) told media that the pump of the filling machine has mechanically been set up to drop 10 millilitres per every litre of fuel distributed to the customers.
Accordingly, the owner of the filling station was able to get away with Rs. 05 more with every litre issued, summing about Rs. 500,000 per day total.
The station in question has set up two pumps issuing petrol to drop a certain volume of fuel from each, and it has now been sealed by the PUCSL.