Moves to uplift petroleum industry
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will uplift the petroleum
industry to meet future demands, said Petroleum Industries Minister
Susil Premajayantha addressing the media at the ministry recently.
"The number of flights arriving at the Bandaranaike International
Airport has increased. The Petroleum Corporation will enhance oil
supplies and storage facilities of the airport," the minister said.
He said the CPC laid new pipelines to supply oil to the Mattala
A new pipeline will be laid to transport oil stocks from the Colombo
Port to the Kolonnawa oil storage.
Construction of houses for unauthorised dwellers on the land where
the pipelines are laid has commenced.
Eighty four houses are being built under the first phase of the
"Court orders have been received to demolish 410 houses. Though they
are unauthorised dwellings, the government will not demolish them
without providing new houses," the minister said.
The CPC will increase oil transportation by trains to enhance
transportation efficiency and reduce the cost. A foreign delegation will
arrive in Sri Lanka to introduce new technology to examine the quality
of oil stored at fuel stations, he said.
The minister said the CPC will establish new fuel stations
considering the recommendations of the Moratuwa Engineering faculty.
The CPC will issue oil only for fuel stations with recommended
facilities to provide the best service for consumers.