(EnergyAsia, July 14 2014, Monday) — Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially started up two of the country’s most modern fuel storage facilities in the emerging trade hub of Hambantota city last month.

Mattala International Airport’s US$40 million terminal stores up to three million litres of jet fuel to serve the growing air traffic through southern Sri Lanka.

Ships sailing through the Indian Ocean now have the option of refuelling at Hambantota Port which is still expanding its bunker fuel storage and terminal operations after investing US$76 million on a 80,000-cubic metre tank farm.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority said the terminal comprises eight tanks for bunker fuel, three jet fuel tanks and another three tanks for storing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).