LAUGFS Southern Petroleum, in collaboration with Lanka IOC (LIOC), recently unveiled Sri Lanka’s first ever model fuel filling station with solar roofing at Pepiliyana, marking the 20th addition to the LAUGFS network of fuel filling stations. This is also the 8th addition to the LAUGFS Southern Petroleum filling station network under the LIOC dealership.
This latest fuel filling station at Pepiliyana was ceremonially opened by Chief Guest – Chairman of Lanka IOC, Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapathra, Lanka IOC Managing Director, Mr. Shyam Bohra, the LAUGFS Chairman, Mr. W. K.H. Wegapitiya and LAUGFS Group Managing Director, Mr. Thilak De Silva in the presence of the Senior Management.
The new fuel station will be operated by LAUGFS Southern Petroleum in partnership with Lanka IOC. As the company continues to strengthen its presence in the retail fuel sector, the Pepilayana station will serve as another benchmark for the industry, with its solar panel installation. The 25 KWH Solar Panelled Roof is expected to add over 3000 units per month on average to the National Grid, positioning it as a benchmark in the fuel retailing industry.
“We are delighted to serve the motorists of Pepiliyana with this latest addition to our LAUGFS fuel retail network in partnership with Lanka IOC. This also marks another important milestone in our efforts to minimize our environmental footprint with the installation of the first ever solar-panelled roof. This is an innovative concept, which is a first in our local petroleum retailing industry, and will be a benchmark for many to follow. The solar panel installation will serve to support our electricity requirements at the new Papiliyana fuel station with clean energy and will also supply excess generation to the national grid. We also hope to be certified under the GREENSL® Rating System developed by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL),” commented LAUGFS Southern Petroleum Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mahesh Weerasena during the launch ceremony.
The Pepiliyana fuel station by LAUGFS Southern Petroleum offers Xtra Primium 95, Euro 4 Standard, Petrol 92 Octane, Lanka Super Diesel, Lanka Auto Diesel as well as Auto Gas. It also features a diverse range of lubricant and car care products for the convenience of busy motorists, along with the LAUGFS domestic and industrial LPG cylinders.
“At LAUGFS, we have a strong customer focus, which is why we continuously invest in developing our employees and equip them to serve our customers better each day. We have initiated a program together with NAITA to help our teams across the country to gain an NVQ Level 3 qualification, elevating their knowledge as well as profile and providing them with a strong career path,” Mr. Weerasena further elaborated. “Therefore, our customers at Pepiliyana will be served by a team of well trained and qualified members with round the clock 24 x 7 service. As part of our customer commitment, we have also availed a Dialog SMS facility and a customer contact line at the fuel stations, enabling them to directly get in touch with the Senior Management of Southern Petroleum for queries and suggestions.”
LAUGFS Petroleum is a fully owned subsidiary of LAUGFS Holdings and operates ISO certified fuel filling stations in Sri Lanka. Since its inception in 2004, LAUGFS Petroleum has expanded island wide, with a wide network of filling stations, catering to around 25,000 customers every day.
LAUGFS is one of the largest diversified business conglomerates and a trusted name in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, LAUGFS today has expanded across 20 industries in Sri Lanka and overseas, establishing a strong presence as a leader and pioneer in the power and energy, retail, industrial, services, leisure and logistics sectors. With over 4,000 employees and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 37 billion, LAUGFS continues to expand and empower millions as a trusted Sri Lankan brand.