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SL to re-acquire Trinco Oil Tank Farm soon; Minister


17 February 2021 02:49 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said Sri Lanka will soon re-acquire the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm.

He said discussions with the Indian High Commissioner to procure the tanks were successfully concluded last Sunday.

"After World War II, these tanks were abandoned without being used. In 2003, the tanks were leased to the Indian Oil Company. But we are happy to say that Sri Lanka will soon have those tanks back," he said while addressing a function in Kolonnawa.

"I would like to thank the Indian High Commissioner for being flexible to the terms in the 2017 agreement and having agreed to return the tanks to Sri Lanka, the minister said.

These tanks will have the capacity to offer bunkering facilities to the ships sailing in close proximity to Trincomalee. Hence, we solicit India's support on this, Gammanpila said.

  Comments - 8

  • BE FAIR Wednesday, 17 February 2021 04:33 PM

    Beggars cant be choosers Wonder why we have such Politicians

    vince Wednesday, 17 February 2021 06:28 PM

    Give me 100 rupees dullard is at it again. Being the unappointed mouthpiece of the government. Who in their right mind want to appoint such a pleb to a ministerial post.

    sunil Wednesday, 17 February 2021 06:41 PM

    have them back and do what? give it to the Chinese

    Nomads Wednesday, 17 February 2021 06:49 PM

    The toilet mouth is flushing the filth again.can we be certain there is a trade in agreement on reacquisition against east terminal.

    Rama Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:57 PM

    Better have a presentable a person as the spokesperson of the cabinet.

    Thavamanis Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:29 PM

    We can't criticise everything... If it is good, let us give them thumbs up

    Ha Wednesday, 17 February 2021 09:04 PM

    Taking back from India and then Solicit Support from India back again for whjat? Taking the mass a ride again!

    Rankan Wednesday, 17 February 2021 11:39 PM

    Are we going to give back Katchathivu? When?

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