Video: Govt. planning to privatise SOR-UNP

The Government is making arrangements to privatise the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery (SOR), despite its assurance not do so while in the meantime is going ahead with its plans to construct a new oil refinery at Hambantota, the United National Party (UNP) said today.

“Some Government members are hoping to submit a Cabinet proposal for the privatization of the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery,” UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a news conference.  

He said the delay in the import of crude oil and the shutting down of the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery were precursors for the privatisation.

Mr. Attanayake said the privatisation plan was creating ill-will among government members who oppose privatization of any government-owned institutions. According to Mr. Attanayke the SOR would be hand over to Saudi Aramco Oil Company. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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