A programme is underway to set up new Filling Stations in the North.
The vehicles that use the A – 9 Highway from Vavuniya to the North face difficulties in finding fuel. Several Filling Stations in the area had been destroyed by the terrorists. As a result, the programme to set up new Filling Stations had been initiated. Arrangements are in place to set up a new Filling Station at Maankulam with the expenditure of 8.4 Million Rupees. The Filling Stations in Uiylankulam and Thiru-noru-kandy have been renovated and distribution expedited. A new Filling Station was set up in Kilinochchi at a cost of 8.6 million rupees. It will be inaugurated on the 13th of this month.