More petrol filling stations for North
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Ceylon Petrol Terminal
Ltd. will introduce petrol filling stations in the Northern Province as
a part of the 180-day and two year development projects of the
Government's to speed up development in the North under the Uthuru
This is to ensure that fully-fledged filling stations are available
in districts of the Northern Province as in Colombo and all fuel needs
in the Province would be met without any shortage CPC Deputy Director
General Sunil. W. Gamage said.
Gamage said they have commenced constructing and reconstructing
petrol filling stations in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Vavuniya
"We plan to set up new filling stations at Mankulam, Kilinochchi,
Palei, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Puliyankulam, Wellankulam, and Pulmoddai
areas firstly," he said and added, "The aim of this will be to restore
distribution of petrol in the Northern Province."
CPC has allocated Rs 120 million to construct three storage tanks
with a capacity of 5,000 gallons in two tanks and 3,000 gallons in one,
to store petrol, diesel and kerosene oil in eight filling stations it
plans to build with sophisticated supply pumps, he said.