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Over-Dependence On Fossil Fuel: An Urgent Call For Green Initiatives

2017-11-20 colombotelegraph
“Petrol” has been the talk of the town since early November. The daily lives of the public have been disrupted with rising traffic congestions and transportation issues. Vehicles have been queuing up at petrol stations fearing a petrol shortage since last Friday, creating traffic jams in the streets of Colombo, amidst the heavy showers. Public transportation services and taxis available for hire reduced its functioning, further exacerbating the situation.

CPC fuel prices will not be raised – Arjuna Ranatunga

2017-10-06 adaderana.lk
Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will not raise their fuel prices should Lanka IOC choose to do so. 

Sri Lanka rejects Chinese request for local fuel sales

2017-10-04 adaderana.lk
Sri Lanka has blocked a proposal by Chinese firms bidding to build the island’s biggest oil refinery to sell fuel locally, fearing a threat to domestic firms that dominate the small but growing market. (3-0)

Exclusive: Sri Lanka rejects Chinese request for local fuel sales

2017-10-04 in.reuters
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has blocked a proposal by Chinese firms bidding to build the island’s biggest oil refinery to sell fuel locally, fearing a threat to domestic firms that dominate the small but growing market. (3-0)

Lanka IOC predicts increase in fuel prices in October

2017-09-30 adaderana.lk
The Managing Director of Lanka IOC stated that an increase in Petrol and Diesel prices in October 2017 is to be expected. 

Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel during strike

2017-07-26 ctvnews.ca
Army soldiers guard the main oil installation facility after taking the control back from protesting union workers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (Sajeewa Chinthaka/AP)

Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel during strike

2017-07-26 winnipegfreepress
By: Bharatha Mallawarachi, The Associated Press Posted: 07/26/2017 3:37 AM | Last Modified: 07/26/2017 3:50 AM | Comments:

Sri Lanka’s petroleum unions warn of another strike next week

2017-05-17 lankabusinessonline
May 17, 2017 (LBO) – The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) unions have in a letter informed the Premier that they will re- commence halted strike action next week regarding the Trincomalee Oil tank farm, the unions convener said.

Sri Lanka rejects Chinese request for submarine visit

2017-05-12 adaderana.lk
Sri Lanka has rejected China’s request to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month, two senior government officials said on Thursday as the Indian prime minister landed in the island nation.

Sri Lanka President hosts visiting Indian PM to dinner

2017-05-12 lankabusinessonline
May 12, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena hosted a dinner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday who is officially on a visit to attend the inauguration ceremony of the International Vesak Festival.

Sri Lanka rejects Chinese request for submarine visit - sources

2017-05-11 in.reuters
COLOMBO Sri Lanka has rejected China's request to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month, two senior government officials said on Thursday as the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the island nation.

Trinco oil tanks to be developed as equal share venture

2017-05-05 adaderana.lk
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be arriving in Sri Lanka to attend the UN ‘Vesak Day’ celebration following an invitation extended by the government, will not be signing any agreements during his visit, sources from India told Ada Derana.  

Lankan workers go on strike over proposed oil deal with India

2017-04-25 freepressjournal.in
Colombo : Workers of Sri Lanka’s state-run petroleum firm went on an indefinite strike from Monday against a proposed deal with India to jointly operate an oil storage facility at Trincomalee port, disrupting fuel distribution and resulting in long queues at filling stations. Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective workers had yesterday threatened to cripple entire transportation sector in the country as a result of the strike.

Sri Lanka's Oil Firm Workers Call Off Strike Over India Deal

2017-04-24 rigzone
COLOMBO, April 24 (Reuters) - Workers at Sri Lanka's state-run oil firm Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) called off a strike on Monday less than 24 hours in after the government agreed to consult them before signing an oil tank deal with India.

Sri Lanka's oil firm workers call off strike over India deal

2017-04-24 in.reuters
COLOMBO Workers at Sri Lanka's state-run oil firm Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) called off a strike on Monday less than 24 hours in after the government agreed to consult them before signing an oil tank deal with India.