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* Sri Lanka's sole oil refinery experiencing serious technical issues - union
Wed, Feb 5, 2014, 09:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's petroleum sector says that the country's sole oil refinery in Sapugaskanda is experiencing serious technical issues.

Secretary of the Jathika Sewaka Sangamaya (JSS) at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), Ananda Palitha has told the media that the country's oil production could be affected if there is a break down in the Sapugaskanda oil refinery.

He explained that the refinery could face a complete shutdown if the authorities fail to address the technical issues and the country will lose 1,200 metric tons of locally refined fuel per day if the refinery breaks down.

According to Palitha, the refinery has not been renovated in 20 years and is now in need of a complete overhaul and the authorities could no longer ignore the issues at the oil refinery.

During an observation tour at the refinery Monday, the Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said measures are underway to modernize the refinery with all the needed facilities.

He assured that Sapugaskanda oil refinery will not be closed down as some fear.

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