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Litro Gas to set up oxygen manufacturing plant

5 June, 2021
Officials of Litro Gas Lanka and Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation at the signing ceremony.
Officials of Litro Gas Lanka and Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation at the signing ceremony.

As the country experiences an increasing need for oxygen to treat Covid-19 patients, the health authorities have conveyed to the Presidential Task Force that a greater need is likely to occur for oxygen.

The companies supplying oxygen to the market at present are able to meet the daily requirements up to 90 metric tonnes. However, to ensure no shortages, Litro Gas Lanka Ltd has been instructed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Head of the Presidential Task Force,   Basil Rajapaksa to set up an oxygen plant and provide a seamless supply of oxygen to meet the need.

A 25-acre block of land has been sourced from the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation and the agreement for the purchase of the land signed last week between the officials of Litro Gas Lanka and Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation. Litro Gas Lanka was represented by Chairman and CEO Anil Koswatte and officials while Chairman of the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation Maj. Gen. M. R. W. Soysa and the GM Mrs.Srimathi Senadheera represented the Corporation.

A modern oxygen manufacturing plant and a distribution network would be set up on the land in Kerawalapitiya. Litro Gas Lanka has already made a deposit of Rs. 500 million  as an advance payment towards the purchase of the land. The Company plans to set up a state of the art industrial complex to manufacture oxygen.

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