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Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery to close for 50 days due to foreign currency crisis

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Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila today (15) said that the Sapugaskanda oil refinery will have to be closed atleast for 50 days.

According to the Minister the oil refinery would be open again after resolving the on-going foreign currency crisis in the country and that the decision to close down thr oil refinery was taken in order to manage foreign currency reserves, so essential items could be imported.

However, there will be no fuel shortage in the country in upcoming days, he pledged.

It is said that this is the first time in the history that the oil refinery will be closed in this manner.

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