Measures are underway to modernize and extend the Oil Refinery at Sapugaskanda.
Minister Susil Premajayanth has instructed the officials to finalize acquisition of land before 30th June. A report will be complied on the environmental effects caused by the construction. It will be forwarded to the Central Environmental Authority for approval.
A feasibility study has already been completed in this connection. Minister Susil Premajayanth said that discussions are being held with Iranian Government which extends financial aid as the President has instructed to accelerate the project.