Islandwide awareness programme on fuel saving
May 30, 2012
The Petroleum Industries Ministry was to conduct an islandwide awareness programme on fuel saving and it would be launched with an all island school essay competition, Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha said. Minister Premajayantha pointed out that the studies conducted by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) had found that there was about 10% waste fuel during transportation, storage and pumping of fuel and it was a huge loss to the CPC on financial terms.

“Even the motor vehicle drivers and filling station attendants need a lesson on the saving of fuel as our wastage at various stages is high in comparison to other countries,” Minister Premjayantha added. The school essay competition held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the CPC would be held in Sinhala and Tamil.

A motor car rally titled ‘Economy Rally’ has also been organised to popularise low consumption motor vehicles in addition to the awareness programmes targeting motor vehicle drivers, filling station operators and schools to be held on district basis.

Meanwhile, the CPC has decided to refurbish 9 schools in nine districts at a cost of Rs. 18 million to celebrate its golden jubilee. The refurbishment includes the construction of a library, computer room and a new hall for the schools selected for development.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka