The resumption of operations at the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery will be postponed until January 30, the Energy Ministry said.
Although it has been decided to commence operations of this refinery from tomorrow (27), it will be further delayed until the 30th, the Ministry stated.
It is said that the reason for this delay is the delay in the arrival of the ship with crude oil to the island.
The ship belonging to the Singaporean company which has a long term contract to supply crude oil to Sri Lanka was scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on the 24th but it is stated that the ship is scheduled to reach the Port of Colombo today (26).
Although it was not possible to issue letters of credit for the importation of crude oil due to the dollar issue, the Ministry states that those requirements have been met by now.