ECONOMYNEXT – Chairman of Sri Lanka’s state-run Litro Gas Lanka Ltd Theshara Jayasinghe, at the centre of a cooking gas explosion controversy and shortages is to be replaced, sources said.

Jayasinghe’s pending removal comes in the wake of an unprecedented gas shortage in the country, followed by a series of explosions.

Meanwhile, samples of a gas shipment that is in Colombo port has been sent to the laboratories to check for quality before unloading.

There is speculation that Administrative Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Renuka Perera could be made chairman of Litro. (Colombo/ Jan 13/2022)