President declares open fuel storage facility at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

President declares open fuel storage facility at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

Written by Staff Writer

22 Jun, 2014 | 9:10 pm

A fuel storage facility and a re-fuelling terminal in the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and the Magampura Harbour were declared opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday.

The president declared opened the new aviation fuel supply terminal and the services pipeline system in the Mattala Internationl Airport. The main control room was also declared open.

A Sri Lankan Airlines flight was re-fuelled, making it the first flight to receive fuel from the new system.

The commemorative plaque was unveiled to declare open the new fuel storage complex by the president at the Magampura Harbour.

The fuel storage complex was declared open thereafter.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa carried out the first re-fuelling of a ship at the harbour as the clergy chanted pirith.

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