Sunday’s tsunami puts one of Sri Lanka’s main fuel storage centres out of business, starving the Southern region of fuel. Sunday’s tsunami puts one of Sri Lanka’s main fuel storage centres out of business, starving the Southern region of fuel. “The Galle depot is not operational. We don’t know the extent of damage yet. A team of our engineers went to Galle today(Tuesday) to assess the damage,” said the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation(CPC).
The CPC’s depot in Galle is the main storage point for fuel supplies for the Southern region of the island.
The Galle depot stores up to two million litres of auto diesel, 150,000 litres of petrol and 660,000 litres of kerosene, that it distributes to filling stations in the South.
But with the Galle storage station knocked out by the tidal wave on Sunday, the CPC is sending bouser loads of fuel to the Kolonnawa terminal as a temporary distribution centre.
“Because the Galle depot is still out of order we are feeding fuel into the South from the Kolonnawa terminal,” said the CPC’s distribution office in Colombo.
Since Monday the CPC sent out 171,000 litres of auto