Manager of the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery Neil Jayasekara says that oil refining which was temporarily halted will recommence tomorrow.
Refining activities at Sapugaskanda were temporarily suspended on the 26th of last month due to essential maintenance work and also due to the shortage of crude oil.
However, Jayasekara stated that a vessel carrying 80,000 Metric tonnes of crude oil from Dubai arrived in Colombo yesterday and that essential maintenance work has also been concluded.
Meanwhile, the leak in the oil supply line from the Colombo port to Kolonnawa which was detected this morning has been restored by now.
This was the 3rd such leak reported within the course of a week.