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Alleged Shell deception in Sri Lanka

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT KNOW IF THE INFORMATION BELOW, RECEIVED BY EMAIL, IS GENUINE.  IT TALKS ABOUT SHELL DECEPTION AND A HIDDEN AGENDA BY SHELL, SO IT CERTAINLY SEEMS AUTHENTIC.

Royal Dutch Shell is having serious issues in Sri Lanka with its joint partners.

This was traced by The Global Complain System of Royal Dutch Shell. You may get additional information by going to https://www.compliance-helpline.com/Shell.jsp at any time.

Here is the Report

Attention: Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell

SHELL DIVESTMENT & DISTRIBUTOR INVESTMENT letter to Country Manager

2nd October 2010

Mr. Walter Sanchez
Chairman & Country Managing Director
Shell Gas Lanka limited
498, R.A.De Mel Mawatha
Colombo.

Dear Sir,

This letter is to convey our disappointment in securing our interest in the divestment process of Shell Gas Lanka Limited and the Shell Terminals Lanka Limited.

We are sad to note that the several commitments made to our association by various important officials of Shell, throughout the representations we made in the process of divestment, were just made to pass the time in order to achieve the objectives of Shell LPG only.

We are convinced that Shell LPG, having the desire of divesting it’s business in Sri Lanka, deceived us by making us to expand and improve our distributor Yards, Vehicles, Facilities, Safety and Human Resource with a massive infrastructure cost just before the divestment was aimed mainly to augment the value of your business in Sri Lanka in order to get the best deal at the divestment in the pretext of “V2” or Volume double concept.

This further indicates the hidden agenda of Shell Gas Lanka Limited as the announcement was made just as the new distributor investments were completed.

Most of our member distributors had the capacity to meet the present turnover (which is not increased as per the shell promise of V2) with the facilities that was available prior to this demand of expansion by Shell. There was tremendous pressure to all the distributors with deadlines to complete and in the process, some distributors were asked to step down as they could not meet the huge investment that was required to meet the shell demand of “comply or get out”.

We request you to compensate the distributors for this investment prior to the transfer of the business as otherwise the membership have decided to expose the entire deceptive tactics and operation of Shell Gas Lanka Limited with it’s stake holders to the World Media followed with suitable legal action.

This has been written by the the Management Committee of L P Gas Distributors Association according to system records

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