Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Bunkering facilities at Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port ready
Thu, Nov 29, 2012, 08:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 29, Colombo: The bunkering facilities at the Port of Hambantota, also called Ruhunu Magampura International Port in Southern Sri Lanka, are ready for commercial operations.

Chief engineer of the port, A.H. Geeganage has told the media that the bunkering facilities at the Hambantota sea port, set up at a cost of US$ 76.5 million, are ready and the tank farm has commenced operations.

Construction of the tank farm and bunkering facilities were started in October 2009 and completed last year. Han Quin Engineering Construction Company of China was the contractor for the tank farm.

According to the official, out of the 14 tanks it has, eight tanks will be used to store marine fuel, three will store aviation fuel and three remaining tanks will be used to store liquid petroleum.

The aviation fuel stored in the Hambantota Port is to be used for the Mattala Airport, the second international airport currently being built in Hambantota.

The fuel stored for ships is to be pumped for east bound ships from the Hambantota Port.

According to Geeganage, ships that obtain fuel from Singapore could now use the Hambantota Port for refueling.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Navy assists building facilities for transportation among islands in the Jaffna peninsula
-- [7 hours ago]
President launches program to plant one billion trees as renewable energy sources
-- [8 hours ago]
Five police officers arrested over deaths of two Jaffna University students
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Telecom wins government fiber optic broadband deal
'Living Heritage' event to showcase and promote heritage of Sri Lankan capital Colombo
India - Sri Lanka joint military training exercise 'Mithra Shakthi' 2016 begins next week
Sri Lanka expects GSP+ between March and May 2017 if current reforms continued
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation increases to 4.7 percent in September 2016
Sri Lanka Customs arrests Chinese national attempting to smuggle gems worth over Rs. 11 million
Industrial and Technology Development super zone to be established in Kalutara

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.