Sri Lanka second airport aviation fuel terminal ready: CPC

Standing left to right – Mr. Dinesh Jebamani (Chief Manager Liability Product Management and New Age Media – Seylan Bank), Mr.Sudesh Peiris (Senior Manager – Digital Banking Channels – Seylan Bank), Ms. S.Senevirathne (Representative of the Revenue Department – Western Province), Mr. Tilan Wijeyesekera (Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking – Seylan Bank) and Mr. Malik Wickremanayaka (Deputy General Manager – Operations – Seylan Bank)

Mar 11, 2013 (LBO) – State-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has built an aviation fuel terminal at Sri Lanka’s second international airport in Mattala, which has storage capacity of 250,000 litres, the petroleum ministry said. The airport is due to open on March 18.

A ministry statement quoted petroleum minister Anura Yapa as saying that the new terminal will supply fuel at internationally competitive prices.

There was no mention whether it will offer better prices than Colombo. But the airport is offering lower landing fees and other charges compared to Colombo in a bid to attract business.

Emirates based Air Arabia has already confirmed it will fly to Mattala and FlyDubai is also expected to fly there.