Distribution Function handles the Island wide distribution of bulk petroleum products to dealers and consumers by road, rail and other transport means where necessary. Maintain stocks in Island wide bulk depots, scheduling product deliveries in the allotted areas economically using OLTEX TANK FARM owned and hired tank trucks. The Depots are located at rail sides and are fed by rail where the balance of requirement is fed through road tankers. Aviation fuel delivered to Katunayaka airport daily by using three sets of trains and the other air fields fed by road tankers.


Based on volumes handle and future expansion capability the bulk depots are categorized in to two types.


a) The delivery of product by rail
b) Pipeline transfers and exports of white oils (Petrol, Jet Fuel, Diesel, Kerosene) and Furnace oil to power plants and bunkering installation
c) Delivery and storage of Jet fuel
d) At emergencies to load into barges
e) Storage facilities for all Premium Petroleum Products.
f) Receipt of Refinery Products
g) Connection from outside world through Europe
h) Independent Laboratory Located at Rotterdam Port
i) Calibration of road tankers and rail wagons


The tankage available at Muthurajawela Installation is made with optimum utilisation and maximum deliveries that could be assigned at present for this installation to perform economically. The Colombo city and the Southern Province are fed from Kolonnawa Terminal making the optimum utility of resources and to achieve the best economical advantage to the Institution.