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Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that develop the country by investors does not amount to selling the country as saying by Political orphans. He made this reviews while assuming the duties as the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development at the ministry premises. Several dignitaries including Ministers Mahinda Samarasingha, Mahinda Amaraweera and Faizer Musthapa were graced the occasion. 

Responding a query he stated that his priority is to protect resources of the country.

“As the minister of ports and shipping, I could be able to make Rs. 6 Biillion as profits in 2015 which increased in to Rs 11 Billion in 2016. Our greatest victory is ceasing corruption in the port. Initial agreement of Hambanthota port was for 198 years lease period which we reduced in to 99 years.

We never sell an inch of the country as saying by political orphans. We are not selling the Trincomalee oil tank terminal, but leasing out. Ownership is retaining with us while obtaining money from the investor. This cannot fulfill alone. This has to be done altogether” Minister Arjuna Ranatunga concluded.          



 - Media Unit - Minister Office


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Source : Ceylon Petroleum Corporation