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President inspects Litro Gas terminal, to meet demand without delay

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inspecting the Litro Gas Terminal at Kerawalapitiya.Minister Bandula Gunawardena, State Minister Shehan Semasinghe, Principal Adviser to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Litro Gas Chairman Theshara Jayasinghe look on. (Picture by President’s Media)

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inspected the Litro Gas Terminal at Kerawalapitiya yesterday morning (13).

President Rajapaksa visited the main operations room at the terminal and inspected the process from the ship to the landing and storage of gas.

The terminal has four storage tanks of 2,000 tonnes each and maintains a daily storage of 8,000 tons of gas. Litro’s monthly gas supply is 30,000 tonnes. For that purpose seven ships bring gas every month.

Bowser trucks deliver gas to factories and refill cylinders at the Kerawalapitiya terminal. The company says Litro Gas is distributed nationwide by 42 distributing agents and 12,000 dealers,

Over 70,000-80,000 gas cylinders have been distributed daily throughout the country in the last few days.

The company expects to be able to meet the current demand for Litro Gas in the next few days.

Litro Gas Chairman Theshara Jayasinghe said that the Hambantota Terminal, which is owned by the company, will be operational within the year and the Gas Research Institute will also be established within a year.

The President inspected the gas storage tank premises and the filling yard and engaged in conversation with the staff of the company.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of State Shehan Semasinghe, Principal Adviser to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Finance Ministry S.R. Attygalle and Secretary to the Ministry of Technology Jayantha de Silva were also present.

 


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