Sri Lanka has ordered an investigation into the mysterious cooking gas explosions


On Wednesday (December 1), Sri Lanka’s Parliament established a special committee to investigate dozens of inexplicable cooking gas explosions and fires in kitchens around the nation.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered an eight-member committee to investigate and deliver a report within two weeks after police and media reports of roughly 14 explosions in a single day.
According to Consumer Affairs Minister Lasantha Alagiyawant, ten explosions are recorded every day on average.
“We acknowledge that this situation has put more than 40% of Sri Lanka’s 5.1 million families in danger. Businesses are impacted as well. The government is on the side of consumers, and a detailed report will be submitted to the House after the investigations are completed “On Tuesday, he informed the House of Commons.
On November 20, a fire triggered by a gas leak destroyed a McDonald’s restaurant in Colombo’s capital. Several incidences of gas cookers exploding or catching fire have made news since then.
Some customers have taken their cylinders outside and begun cooking in their gardens. Social media has been filled with videos of do-it-yourself leak testing.
When the stove at Mr. Milinda Premachandra’s little diner in Colombo burst, his wife received severe burns.
“My wife will never be the same after this experience. My entire life has come crashing down around me “he stated


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