During the LPG procurement process, the government incurred an additional cost of Rs.1138 Million due to purchasing from Okum Trading at a higher price rather than opting for Siam Gas Trading, which offered a lower price.
Furthermore, ordering gas without a proper financial estimate or confirmation of funding resulted in additional charges of Rs. 210 Million on ships. The Leader of the Opposition, Sajith Premadasa, raised concerns in Parliament, pointing out that this amount was highlighted in the special audit report dated 11.12.2022.
Notably, this report had not been taken into consideration before the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) or the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).