The benefits of the port development have been extended to the petroleum sector as well. Oil transportation has been initiated from Colombo Port to Kolonnawa and Sapugaskanda facilities through pipelines.
The fuel transportation which was limited to day time during terrorism was extended to 24 hours prior to several months. This has helped the petroleum Corporation to cut down on costs by pumping oil from the ships throughout the day. Minister Susil Premajayantha and Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena inspected the new programme. The oil is being delivered during 24 hours with security provided by the Navy. The Petroleum Corporation is confident that this would help them to serve the public more efficiently.