Back In The Shell

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated Shell Gas Lankas stand and the Court of Appeal order to prevent competing firms from refilling its cylinders.
The ruling overturns the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) order allowing cross filling of LPG cylinders. rn

rnThe fresh ruling also makes it illegal for LPG traders ldblquote under threat of criminal prosecution
dblquote to accept, refill and sell cylinders belonging to competing firms. rn

rnShell Gas in a statement on Wednesday said ldblquote the company welcomed the decision, as it will allow SGLL to give assurance to its customers that Shell Gas branded cylinders will continue to meet the safety and quality standards of Shell and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution. rn

rnThe Bench also cleared Shell from the charge of suppressing material facts pertaining to a Fair Trade Commission inquiry on the pricing of cylinders in its original petition against the direction of the CAA, in June. rn

rnWednesdays Supreme Court judgement will hold until the C