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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 Vasanthaya.

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 districts.

"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.

 

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