Mar 22, 2021

372 at Sapugaskanda oil refinery contract Covid-19 Featured

As of today, 372 workers of the Sapugaskanda oil refinery have contracted Covid-19, secretary of the Progressive Workers Union Commercial and Industrial Services - K.G.S. Premantha says.

He said that oil refinery activities at the engine room will re-commence in two weeks. 

Meanwhile, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation states that the discovery of Covid-19 cases from the Sapugaskanda facility will not affect its operations.

CPC chairman - Sumith Wijesinghe said that the Sapugaskanda facility on fulfill 20% of the local fuel demand. The rest is imported, he adds.