Over the past few months CPC had to deal with contaminated petrol and diesel from a registered supplier.Recently CPC also had to suspend a stock of contaminated jet fuel. Tenders have also been called for only from suppliers registered with Ceypetco. The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), through newspaper advertisements, has called for tenders to purchase oil.Tenders have been called for Gas oil, 90 octane and 95 octane petrol and Jet fuel, the CPC said in a notice made public today. The CPC says the tenders are to meet supplies for a six month period beginning November this year.
“This horrific attack against civilians in a market demonstrates an appalling disregard for human life,” said Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “UNAMA has repeatedly called for an immediate ban on weapons which kill indiscriminately and that are used in civilian-populated areas.” According to the media, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in a crowded marketplace. UNAMA extends its condolences to the families of all of those killed in the explosion and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured.