Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Oman's Oil and Gas Minister arrives in Sri Lanka for ground breaking ceremony of Oil refinery in Hambantota
Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 09:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 23, Colombo: Oman's Minister of Oil and Gas is Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday to attend the ground breaking ceremony of Oil refinery in Hambantota scheduled for tomorrow.

The UNP in a Twitter post said Oman's Oil and Gas Minister Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Ruhmy was received by Minister Kabir Hashim at the Bandaranaike International Airport this afternoon.

"Hon. Al-Ruhmy will be attending the ground-breaking ceremony of the Hambantota oil refinery tomorrow," it said.

Chief Executive Officer of the Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) Musab bin Abdullah al Mahrouqi has accompanied the Omani Oil and Gas Minister Dr. Ruhmy, who is also the chairman of the fully-state owned company.

During their stay, the Omani delegation is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other ministers.

The ground breaking ceremony will be held at the Mirijjawila Export Zone in Hambanthota tomorrow under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Premier will lay the foundation stone for two major investment projects in the history of Sri Lanka in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone tomorrow.

Earlier the Oman's Oil and Gas Ministry denied being part of a $3.85 billion plan to build an oil refinery in Hambantota after Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BOI) announced that Oman oil ministry and Silver Park International PTE Ltd - a Singapore investment vehicle owned by India's Accord Group had agreed to build the 200,000 barrel per day refinery near Hambantota port with the historic investment.

The BOI later clarified that there is no agreement signed between Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas and Silver Park International with regard to equity arrangements of the project but the state-owned ORPIC has registered their firm intention to participate in equity up to 30% subject to reaching agreement between the parties.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Southern Expressway extension from Matara to Hambanthota to open for public in August
-- [2 hours ago]
Chairman of Sanasa Bank at Wigoda, Gampaha arrested for misappropriating over Rs. 750 million of funds
-- [3 hours ago]
Foundation laid for 2,126th model village named after cricket legend Kumara Sangakkara
-- [4 hours ago]
Sports Minister clarifies that he has no involvement in team selections
-- [5 hours ago]
Area for leopard sightseeing at Kumana National Park closed off for tourists after worker killed
-- [5 hours ago]
Comprehensive probe into giving wrong bodies to families at Kalutara Hospital
-- [6 hours ago]
PNB recovers over 3 kg of heroin in a garage near Southern expressway entrance
Solar Industries Association seeks immediate approval for small solar power projects to end power crisis
US Navy ships USNS Millinocket and USS Spruance arrive in Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port for CARAT exercise
Two female deminers injured in landmine explosion in northern Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.