ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal has ordered the country’s cooking gas companies to recall LP gas cylinders in the market and replace them free of charge with cylinders approved by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute, reports said.

The privately owned NewsFirst reported on Friday (17) that the Court of Appeal had made the order when a writ application against the companies was taken up Friday morning.

The writ petition was filed by public litigation activist and one-time presidential hopeful Nagananda Kodituwakku over a recent spate of explosions and fires attributed to liquid petroleum (LP) gas cylinders or related accessories.

A woman was killed in a gas explosion last week.

The next writ hearing will be on January 26. (Colombo/Dec17/2021)