03 new oil refineries for Sri Lanka; Ceylon Petroleum Corporation

03 new oil refineries for Sri Lanka; Ceylon Petroleum Corporation

03 new oil refineries for Sri Lanka; Ceylon Petroleum Corporation

Written by Zulfick Farzan

22 Feb, 2021 | 10:50 am

Colombo (News 1st); Three (03) new oil refineries are to be constructed in Sri Lanka, said the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation on Monday (22).

CPC Chairman Sumith Wijesinghe speaking to News 1st said these three refineries will be constructed in Sapugaskanda – Colombo, Trincomalee, and Hambantota.

The Sapugaskanda – Colombo refinery will cater to the needs of the country, he added while the other two refineries will be constructed adjacent to the Trincomalee and Hambantota Ports.

The refineries at the two ports will be constructed for refining fuel for re-export purposes, said the CPC Chairman adding for such purpose large scale infrastructure development will be required.

The CPC Chairman went on to note an agreement was reached with the ports for the use of 100 acres for the project as the first phase.

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