Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's Petroleum Refinery temporarily suspends operations
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 12:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 26, Colombo: Operations at Sri Lanka's Sapugaskanda refinery have been temporarily suspended due to a technical failure, the Managing Director of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Susantha de Silva said.

The official said the operations at the Sapugaskanda oil refinery were halted for four days to repair a broken pipeline to the buoy and investigations are underway to determine the cause.

The Managing Director assured that there will not be a fuel shortage although the repairs to the pipeline may take few days.

However, a senior official of the refinery speaking to a local Sinhala daily said the technical failure is due to not upgrading the refinery.

The official said that only one zone of the refinery is operating at the moment.

The refinery cannot produce Octane 92 petrol which is sold in the local market and mixes the low Octane petrol with Octane 95 petrol which is imported bearing a high cost, the official said.

He further stated that unloading of two ships of crude oil which are anchored in Colombo port has also been suspended due to leaks in the pipeline from the buoy to the storage tanks.

The official said that the CPC was paying US$ 50,000 each per day to the two ships as demurrage.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UN adopts Sri Lanka's proposal to establish a 'World Youth Skills Day'
-- [51 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka does not need a Singapore style management - President
Sri Lankan government orders 125,000 motorbikes from Bajaj
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate pledges to reform country's foreign relations
Sri Lanka ranks 89th in Forbes' list of Best Countries for Business
Japan deports 26 Sri Lankan asylum seekers
Sri Lankan President will not participate in a debate with no facts and figures - Minister
Candlelight vigil in Colombo to commemorate the Peshawar attack victims
SriLankan Airlines takes delivery of second brand new A330-300
Sri Lanka court grants bail to former Army Commander's son-in-law

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.