Sri Lanka will be self-sufficient in meeting energy needs

An employee receiving a Outstanding Contribution certificate from the Secretary of Ministry of Energy, K. D. R. Olga. MD LIOC, Manoj Gupta and Minister Udaya Gammanpila look on.

Minister of Energy, Udaya Gammanpila reiterated the assurance of energy security and self-sufficiency of Energy requirements in the country while addressing the employees of Lanka IOC at their head office on January 26, 2021 in presence of Secretary, Ministry of Energy, K. D. R. Olga and Additional Secretary, Chaminda Hettiarachi.

In line with the national policy of ‘Saubagya Dakma’ (‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor’), the Minister further elaborated the plan of making Sri Lanka as the energy hub of Asia and improving the existing energy mix by enhancing the contribution of renewable and clean energy and expediting exploration of natural gas besides developing new and revamping existing refinery for producing Euro VI compliant Fuels.

He also emphasized the transformation of countries’ energy mix towards renewable energy by way of facilitating and implementing the projects towards the wind energy, solar energy etc.

Manoj Gupta, MD Lanka IOC appreciated the vision of the Energy Minister in taking forward the decisions that bring more investments into the country and are required for enhancing the energy security of the country in a most cost effective manner.

The Minister facilitated many employees for their outstanding contribution during last year and urged all employees to appreciate the contribution of their parents, company and the society at large in their life. The minister felicitated employees who excelled in their respective departments and interacted with the employees at length.

He also requested all employees to submit their views on the weaknesses in the system and the suggestions to overcome such weaknesses for further improvement and development of energy infrastructure of the country.

LIOC is the integral part of energy infrastructure. The Minister appreciated the contribution of Lanka IOC to the national energy security and fulfilling the energy needs of the customers with innovative solutions and latest technologies.