The Oil Refinery at Sapugaskanda will be shut down for a second time from today (03) due to the non-purchase of crude oil required for the Refinery.
The Refinery was first shut down on November 15, 2021 under the same circumstance and reopened on December 07, 2021, after 22 days.
Accordingly, it will be shut down after 27 days since the reopening.
The Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery was reputed for its continuous operations since the establishment 51 years ago. The Refinery was closed due to the absence of crude oil for the very first time in history under the administration of Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.
Minister Gammanpila on the other hand claimed that the Refinery will be operational once again as a vessel carrying crude oil is set to sail at the end of this month.