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Hon.Minister Arjuna Ranatunga stated that Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) is the only institution which gives highest revenue to the Treasury. In 2016 that amount was Rs. 148 billion, in 2017 also Rs. 148 billion. Within first 6 months of the 2018 that amount was Rs. 68 billion. He made his reviews at the gold awarding ceremony of CPC and CPSTL, yesterday. This ceremony was presided by the His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.

 “We have heard that state workers have been highly paid. No one would have understand the risk taking by CPC workers. CPC doesn’t mean fuelling at a fuel station. It has a peril procedure. As a result of their dedication, our institutions could be able to gives the highest revenue to the Treasury. Lot of people expecting to sell these institutions if these are not making profits” Minister stated.

“When I was the Minister of Ports and shipping, we could be able make profits. I urge all workers to protect this institution. This task can’t done by only me, the Deputy Minister. If we haven’t protected this time, there might be another group to sell this in future. If such things happen, both of these institution will be bankrupt” Minister added further.

Deputy Minister Hon. Dr. Anoma Gamage, Secretary Upali Marasinghe, Chairman Dammika Ranatunga, Managing Director Neil Jayasekara and other dignitaries were graced the occasion.

  Media Unit - Minister Office


Current Local Fuel Prices





Petrol 92 Octane : Rs. 450.00 Per Litre

Petrol 95 Octane : Rs. 540.00 Per Litre

Auto Diesel : Rs. 440.00 Per Litre

Lanka Super Diesel : Rs. 510.00 Per Litre

Lanka Industrial Kerosene : 399.00

Kerosene : Rs 87.00 Per Litre


Source : Ceylon Petroleum Corporation