CPC to celebrate golden jubilee:
Petrol stations to implement community service projects
"There are 149 fuel filling stations in the North Western Province.
The owners of most of these filling stations have failed to provide
their customers with basic sanitary facilities. In certain filling
stations the parking space available is not enough even to park a
vehicle properly. This is a very sad state of affairs and should be
corrected," said Jayantha Silva, Regional Manager (NWP) of the Ceylon
He was addressing a meeting of all filling station managers held at
the regional office in Kurunegala to discuss the community service
projects scheduled to be implemented to mark the golden jubilee
celebrations of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
The Regional Manager said that it is fifty years now since the
Petroleum Corporation was established. The owners of filling stations in
the Puttalam district have agreed to implement a number of community
service projects in the area. The corporation has made arrangements to
renovate several school buildings in the Kurunegala district and also to
provide them with school equipment.
S.M.C.P. Chaminda Samarakoon, Sales Manager of the Ceylon Petroleum
Corporation said that no filling station would be approved hereafter if
they were not up to the expected standard. "We have received nearly 400
new applications for opening of fuel filling stations. We have planned
to hold an island-wide essay competition in order to mark the golden
jubilee of our corporation. Also 50 scholarships will be awarded to
children of Samurdhi families who have been selected to the university,"
Five selected filling station owners who had excelled in their
service were felicitated at this function.
W.B. Dedunupitiya, Deputy Sales Manager of the Petroleum Corporation