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CEYPETCO bans the sale of ‘Lanka Kerosene Oil’


The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) notified all filling stations to ban selling of ‘Lanka Kerosene Oil’ fuel to wholesale distributers, barrels, factories, bowsers and vehicles.

Accordingly, CEYPETCO notified all dealers to refrain from distributing ‘Lanka Kerosene Oil’ in accordance with circular number 987, the Petroleum Resources Development Ministry said.   

‘Lanka Kerosene Oil’ which is red in colour is sold to the fishing community and lower income households under a subsidized price, by the government.

Industrial Kerosene which is colourless, is sold for all other purposes.