How can Sri Lankan charities find international donors and partners?

Sinopec offers to fully finance Hambantota refinery


China’s Sinopec has offered to fully finance the construction of a refinery in Hambantota, the President’s Media Division said.

During a discussion with representatives of the Sinopec Group held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (13), President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the Government has taken a principled decision to expand the distribution of fuel which is expected to commence shortly.

The representatives from the Sinopec Group confirmed their readiness to invest in the import, storage, distribution, and marketing of fuel to cater to Sri Lanka’s energy requirements.

The representatives informed the Sri Lankan Government that their organization has adhered to the existing system and has applied accordingly. They further conveyed their readiness to fully finance the construction of a refinery in Hambantota, which has been identified as a central energy hub by the Government.

Moreover, the representatives stated that their company is prepared to respond to future solicitations that align with the aspirations of the country.

They also presented their proposal to the President who spoke about the import, storage and distribution of petroleum products.

Expressing his views, President Ranil Wickremesinghe further stated that Sri Lanka expects rapid development following the program with the International Monetary Fund.

President Wickremesinghe also expressed his desire to promote and attract foreign businesses to operate within the country in the future.

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayake, Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake, Secretary of the Treasury Mahinda Siriwardena, Secretary of the Ministry of Power and Energy Mapa Pathirana and government officials and representatives of the Sinopec Group participated in the discussion. (Colombo Gazette)

You may also like


A gunman killed three people and critically wounded a fourth Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before being killed in a shootout with police, authorities said. The attack sent shock waves through a city still scarred by the deaths of 60 people in a 2017 mass shooting only a few miles away on the famous Strip.


The Department of Meteorology says showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces of the island after 1.00 p.m.


A Sri Lankan born soldier in Ukraine has been killed in a Russian attack. According to reports, Andrew Ranish Hewage was killed in a Russian artillery attack on 4 December. The former Sri Lanka Army officer had joined the Ukraine army as a volunteer soldier. He was reportedly clearing bodies in the battlefield when the […]


Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 07 December 2023 by the Department of Meteorology Misty Condition can be expected in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces during the morning. Several spells of showers can be expected in coastal areas of Western province and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning while showers or thundershowers […]


Dullas urges govt. not to cause further destabilisation By Shamindra Ferdinando Controversy surrounds the inordinate delay in appointing the Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army against the backdrop of dissident SLPP MP Dullas Alahapperuma’s revelation in Parliament that over 27,000 soldiers had left the Army since January 2022. The former […]


The Sri Lanka Air Force inducted two Harbin Y-12 IV aircraft from China on Tuesday. The official transfer of the aircraft took place at a ceremony attended by Air Force Commander Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa and Den Ling from China National Aero Technology Import & Export Cooperation. Addressing those gathered, the Air Force Commander expressed […]

Resources for Sri Lankan Charities:View All

How important are accountability and transparency for a charity to receive international donations
How important are accountability and transparency for a charity to receive international donations

Sri Lankan Events:View All

Sep 02 - 03 2023 12:00 am - 1:00 am Sri Lankan Events - Canada
Sep 09 2023 7:00 pm Sri Lankan Events - Australia
Sep 16 2023 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm Sri Lankan Events - USA
Oct 14 2023 8:00 am Sri Lankan Events - UK

Entertainment:View All

Technology:View All

Local News

Local News

Sri Lanka News

@2023 - All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Rev-Creations, Inc