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PUCSL to crackdown on illegal lubricants

Chairman, Janaka Ratnayake
Chairman, Janaka Ratnayake

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), will further strengthen their initiatives to control the sale of substandard lubricants and the sale of illegal lubricants.

This was stated by the new Chairman of PUCSL, Janaka Ratnayake who assumed duties yesterday and launched their work plan for 2021. The PUCSL, as the shadow regulator of the lubricant market, assists the Ministry of Energy in regulating the lubricant market.

A project is also underway to dispose of used lubricants in an environmentally friendly manner. A system will be introduced to protect the rights of petroleum consumers and to resolve their grievances.

The Annual Activity Plan 2021 of the electricity sector regulator was also unveiled and 111 projects based on service quality and consumer rights protection in the power industry, water service industry and petroleum industry are to be implemented in 2021.

Projects related to the electricity industry have been formulated under four main objectives and four special projects will be implemented this year to expedite the resolution of electricity consumer complaints and disputes.

Around 45,000 electricians have been identified in the country and a project will be launched to provide them with the National Vocational Qualification or NVQ 3, the basic qualification required to obtain a permanent electricity license, quickly and free of charge.